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A #fast and #cheap #Linux #laptop | Opensource.com | # ! Everything...

A #fast and #cheap #Linux #laptop | Opensource.com | # ! Everything... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Need a cheap laptop that runs as well as any? How about one that runs Linux? See this great option for students, college kids, or anyone looking for a less expensive laptop option.

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I have used multiple "old outdated computers" with Linux installed to replace a version of windows for various servers since the 90's. They usually work great even if you use a GUI on them.

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, January 1, 8:10 AM

# ! ... you've always wanted to...
# ! #own.
# ! ... for the #share's sake.

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After #BlueScreenOfDeath reports, #Microsoft says to uninstall #recent #patch | ArsTechnica | # ! #msft no #thanks ;)

After #BlueScreenOfDeath reports, #Microsoft says to uninstall #recent #patch | ArsTechnica | # ! #msft no #thanks ;) | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Company quietly revises a security bulletin and opens an investigation.

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Yet another reason I use Linux, and I'll leave it at that!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, August 19, 2014 4:26 AM

# ! #Forget #BSOD #forever:
# ! #Migrate to #FLOSS
# ! ;)

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ProjectLibre Project Management | SourceForge.net

ProjectLibre Project Management | SourceForge.net | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Open source Project Management replaces Microsoft Project & OpenProj

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, January 7, 2014 5:27 AM

* #Manage #Your #Projects in the #Open #way...

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Android no es Linux (*pero casi...)

Android no es Linux (*pero casi...) | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Si camina como pato, grazna como pato y se ve como un pato... ¡Entonces es un pato!
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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:31 AM

# continuación de http://sco.lt/4vD8mP

... y dice: [... Linux es el sistema operativo de los hackers, de los servidores, de los usuarios que están todo el tiempo encerrados en un sótano, tratando de robarle secretos al gobierno o a las grandes corporaciones. ...] *¡Qué Barbaridad!

- Al margen de la 'Afirmación' del Titular, la opinión se cae por el peso de la 'falta de rigor'... ¿Qué les habrá hecho Linux...?

= ...en la página de desarrollo de Android...
(https://developer.android.com/about/index.html)
[... Building on the contributions of the open-source Linux community and more than 300 hardware, software, and carrier partners, Android has rapidly become the fastest-growing mobile OS. ...]

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Linux software equivalent to Windows software | linuxquestions.org | # ! Now that #You are #Ready...

Linux software equivalent to Windows software | linuxquestions.org | # ! Now that #You are #Ready... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

When migrating to Linux from Windows, a common question is "Where can I get an application for Linux that is similar to XYZ program on Windows?" Fear not! Listed below are programs that could be considered roughly equivalent to certain popular Windows applications.


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Here's a list of popular MS Windows software replacement programs that are open source. Many of them are free for downloading, using and ,for those that know how, customizing. You would never have to pay an other licensing fee...ever!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, November 3, 2014 3:06 PM

# ! #Liberate yourself from the #proprietary #chains...
# ! ...and be #Welcomed to The Authentic #Land of The #Free.
# ! ✌:)

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Six Clicks: #2014's #top #Linux #desktops | Page 7 | ZDNet | * Tastes aside, #enjoy the #choice

Six Clicks: #2014's #top #Linux #desktops | Page 7 | ZDNet | * Tastes aside, #enjoy the #choice | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
After years of talk about the Linux desktop becoming important, it finally is. But thanks to Chromebooks and Android PCs, it's not the Linux desktop we expected. - Page 7

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For those that have tried Windows 8 and do not like it at all, the suggestions here make for great replacement OS with a very familiar look and feel!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, February 17, 2014 4:00 AM

* Tastes aside, #enjoy the #choice

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The Linux desktop is already the new normal

The Linux desktop is already the new normal | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
We're so busy seeking release from Windows that we overlooked all the ways Linux had already freed us

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, June 9, 2013 1:43 PM

[... that we overlooked all the ways Linux had already freed us.]