The fabled "Crunchpad", an ultracheap tablet PC dreamed up by TechCrunch's Michael Arrington, as has been widely reported on ZDNet and elsewhere, looks like it will remain vaporware. Bummer.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation reported over the last couple of days that a Boston College computer science student has been targeted by BC police largely on the basis of using Linux. No, really - I'm serious.
The San Francisco Business Times ran a feature Friday on Michael Arrington, the brains behind TechCrunch. While not the most popular guy in the blogosphere, Arrington is well-respected in many business circles.
As I wander around the Worcester Polytech campus between classes (even sub-zero wind chills can't keep me inside after 90 minutes of stats lectures), I've noticed an interesting shift since I started my master's degree about a year and a half ago. I'm actually seeing Macs.
I read an article on CNN a couple days ago about Linux and ewaste reduction. It wasn't until I spent far too long shoveling my driveway tonight, though, that I had time to give the article any thought.
In the interest of making this blog more accessible to a variety of folks interested in educational technology, and not just budding Linux geeks like me, I started thinking this weekend about interesting ways to bring technology into the average classroom. (For a little bit of background, see the talkback linked here) What are good ways, for instance, to incorporate technology into a history class or the English curriculum at your school?
Internet Protocol Version 6 (or IPv6 for short) promises to solve the problem of dwindling IP address. Long story short, we're running out of the roughly 4 billion addresses available to us under the current scheme (IPv4), so it's time for an upgrade.
According to CNews, a Russian counterpart to CNet, the Russian government is actively pursuing the development of a "Russian OS" to be available to every school in the country. While government-sponsored, the Russian operating system will be based on Linux and will be open source.
While I'm young enough to have largely grown up on graphical user interfaces, my recent interest in Linux has certainly shown me three things:You...
I'm writing in Ubuntu 7.04, freshly installed on my laptop.