Open Source Resources for Education
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Some open source software and sites that can be used, usually at no charge, in teaching and learning
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The #best #free, #open-source #software for #everyday #PC #users | pcworld.com | # ! Start 'tasting'...

The #best #free, #open-source #software for #everyday #PC #users | pcworld.com | # ! Start 'tasting'... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
| Chris Hoffman
 @chrisbhoffman | 

These 10 programs are powerful, intuitive, full-featured—and completely free and open-source.

Via Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.
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Pretty much all you need in any PC or laptop! I've used most of these for quite a few years and they just keep getting better and better! Great way to try them is to get one of the (free) "live linux CD's". Most all major flavors of linux have these ready to go on a default install!

 

Best of all, they are free to download and use!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, April 22, 2015 4:56 AM

# ! ... without
# ! (the eventually labeled -by non-FLOSS-users...- as)
# ! Headaches...

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7 #Linux #Facts That #Will #Surprise #You | InformationWeek | # ! Every Day...

7 #Linux #Facts That #Will #Surprise #You | InformationWeek | # ! Every Day... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

 | Charles Babcock |

Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.

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Very interesting things about the Linux OS. Especially #6!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, April 16, 2015 5:16 AM

# ! ... is a Real New Day

# ! as in #opensource (#code) so in #life.

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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

 Phil Shapiro

 

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.

Via Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.
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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, 2015 8:10 AM

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

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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.]

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#GitHub's 2014 #Transparency #Report | # ! #OpenSource, once more, ...

#GitHub's 2014 #Transparency #Report | # ! #OpenSource, once more, ... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
 | jessephus |  

Like most online services, GitHub occasionally receives legal requests relating to user accounts and content, such as subpoenas or takedown notices. ...

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, April 20, 2015 4:38 AM

# ! ... setting a good example
# ! For The W@rld. 
# ! Let's #follow #IT. 

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#Best #Linux #distro for the #Macbook Pro? | itworld.com | # ! #Congratulations, '#Mackers'...

#Best #Linux #distro for the #Macbook Pro? | itworld.com | # ! #Congratulations, '#Mackers'... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
 | By Jim Lynch |

In today's open source roundup: Which distro is best to run on a Macbook Pro? Plus: Open source and the user experience, and five grep tools for Linux.

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Steve Vaitl's insight:

Great suggestions to those who want to try linux on a Mac Book Pro. And a couple extras thrown in for good measure. I love the grep program but do find the GUI programs more simple to use.

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, March 3, 2015 5:35 AM

# ! ...#You can be #Free, too.
# ! ... by the hand of the #opensource #way of #Life...
# ! ✌☺

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#OpenSource #Replacements for #Popular #Small #Business #Software | Datamation | # ! #2014, The #Year of...

#OpenSource #Replacements for #Popular #Small #Business #Software | Datamation | # ! #2014, The #Year of... | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
The best open source applications for office productivity, accounting, collaboration, ERP, security and more.

Via Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.
Steve Vaitl's insight:

For education or business, you can literally save thousands of dollars with some of these Open Source replacements for high dollar proprietary programs and their expensive license agreements. And upgrades? No problem there either. they generally are available at no charge as well!! Security fixes and bug patches are released much quicker than any proprietary programs also!!

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, July 29, 2014 1:22 PM

# ! ...The #Migration
# ! Towards #FreeSoftware