[Haifux] The "Higher Education" Need Education on Linux?

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Tue Feb 3 20:06:31 MSK 2009


Did you attend attend Cathy Malmrose's lecture about Linux Hardware?


I suppose not, because we had a discussion about culture differences 
between the US and Israel. To make a long story short: Many of them see 
a computer as a package you're not allowed to open (and the "warranty 
void" sticker helps with that).

So while some people consider Linux as yuck and others like it, and most 
normal people haven't heard about it, at least I don't believe you'll 
find someone thinking that installing free software on your computer is 
illegal. Or maybe the question is if anyone here cares about it at all.


Eran Arbel wrote:

> I've read this thing on Slashdot: 
> http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F29%2F0819207&from=rss 
> <http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F29%2F0819207&from=rss>
> This is about the third or fourth time it's come up, a story of a 
> texan teacher who was so ignorant of the non-Microsfot world she 
> thought that everything not Microsfot made was criminal.
> If you haven't read it yet, I urge you and if you have, what are your 
> thoughts on the matter?
> And from the people higher then me on the food chain (probably 
> everybody here) what is the situation in the Technion/Haifa U? Are 
> many people in the know? Are many people completely against?
> I see some labs here that run Linux, some that run only Linux and some 
> that oppose it.
> Frankly, where I work, besides the windows-only specific environments, 
> people don't take transition to FOSS lightly.
> -- 
> Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's within walking 
> distance.
> And no one ever said being a heretic was easy.
> >>>><<<<
> May we meet in Less Interesting Times...
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