Latest from Christopher Dawson
Apple tablet in the spring, for sure? Whatever...
For a little while, I was excited about the prospect of an Apple tablet. No matter how big a fan I am of Ubuntu, from an educational perspective, it's not much of a stretch to see these as great 1:1 devices, assuming there was content to go with them.
Ubuntu a minor player? Not outside the States
I just finished reading Dana Blankenhorn's post, "Will Ubuntu remain a minor player" on a break between interviews and meetings. Interestingly, just before I read his post, I met with the President of Metasys, a Brazilian company that has Linux-based servers, desktops, and software in thousands of schools, businesses, and homes throughout Latin America, Africa, and Europe.
Who cares if XP support is ending?
I wish I could agree with fellow ZDNet blogger, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, that the April 14th demise of free XP support from Microsoft would help bring people into the open source fold and encourage them to look at Linux when 7 still isn't widely available and Vista is still a sad little OS. Unfortunately, I just don't think it matters at all.