Have you used a Windows 8 tablet yet? If Google wants enterprise traction for Android, it has more to learn from these devices than it does from iPhones and iPads.
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Adobe's Creative Suite 5 provides a surprisingly compelling set of reasons to bite the bullet and pay the licensing costs, even in cash-strapped edu settings.
Last night I wrote about thin clients, PC over IP, and desktop virtualization. These all have the potential to make system admins' lives easier, especially in education where there often aren't many of us.
Does the new OLPC roadmap preclude the use of Windows? It sure looks that way, but I'm inclined to think that some big compromises will be necessary to get any new OLPC hardware out of the gates (no pun intended).
Here are my top 10 stories of 2009 worth a second look...what are yours?
I won't even try to predict how Ed Tech will look in 2020. Ubiquitous WiFi was barely conceivable in 2000; we were just happy that we finally got to party like it was 1999. I can take a pretty good stab at the next couple of years though. Let me know what you think once you've read my musings.
And I don't just mean for geeks. I mean a real, viable alternative to Windows for many users despite the apparent quality of both Windows 7 and Server 2008.
Summer is update time, as every school IT person knows. These couple of months are when we get as much done as humanly possible when major updates and upgrades won't affect students.
Microsoft has been the de facto choice for schools and businesses alike for some time in terms of both operating systems and productivity software. OpenOffice, Linux, a Mac resurgence, and cloud-based applications, however, have certainly put pressure on the company, especially in the educational sector where tight budgets and smart folks drive innovation.
Obviously, this isn't true. Their underlying architectures are quite a bit different, Gnome looks different than the 7 UI, etc.