Linux Outlaws 24 - Linux in Education (Twenty Four)
- Title: Linux Outlaws 24 - Linux in Education (Twenty Four)
- Genre: Podcast
- Year: 2008
- Length: 61:27 minutes (8 MB)
- Format: OGG Mono 44kHz 69Kbps (VBR)
On this special episode, we talk about Linux in schools and universities and Dan sticks a fork into his Dell.
Listener Feedback (04:35)
- Nathan Dumont (hairymnstr) sends us a link to his EeePC review and his guide to install Ubuntu with Compiz Fusion on it
Fab also explains what happened to the SCaLE coverage we wanted to do and mentions that we will be at CeBIT and LugRadio Live UK (check out the links for forum threads about details on how to meet up with us).
Releases & News (09:55)
SCO’s back — apparently they got 100 million dollars by some investment firm
Hackers exploit last week’s kernel security hole to hack Claranet — this leads us to talk a bit about security in Linux and also computer security in general
Main Topic: Linux in Education (25:10)
We talk about our experiences concerning Linux in schools and universities over here in Germany / the United Kingdom and how we see the whole situation. Fab talks a bit about what he does in his part-time job supporting schools with everything IT-related and Dan explains how it worked during the time he was studying for his degree. We also discuss corporate sponsorship of schools and universities, Edubuntu and the amazing applications Linux could have in the education field.
Before we wrap it up, Dan also tells the story how he fixed the CD/DVD drive on his brand new Dell using only a fork and gives us a preview to his upcoming review of Foresight Linux.
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The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.