Saturday, February 18, 2006

'Throwies' Put Open Source Spin On Graffiti

If you see tiny lights glowing on the side of a building, it may be the work of graffiti artists using "Throwies," a device developed by creative types looking to add color to your neighborhood.

Full Article By Antone Gonsalves Here

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Study Finds Linux Less Expensive Than Windows

In a new survey of I.T. organizations, respondents claim that recent developments in Linux have eased management complexity and lowered the price associated with running the operating system and its related software.

The results contradict some Microsoft claims that Linux's total cost of ownership is higher than Windows.
Click Here To Read The Full Article at Yahoo News

Saturday, February 11, 2006

March of the Penguins: Linux on the Student Desktop

Interesting article from the TCEA (Texas Computer Educators Association) is titled March of the Penguins: Linux on the Student Desktop at Moving At The Speed of Creativity - the Weblog of Wesley Fryer - Presentation was by David Thornburg

Podcast available Here

Sunday, February 05, 2006

To Russia From IBM: A Hand With Open Source Development

"TechWeb - IBM is offering free software and educational resources for developers in Russia." Read More Here

Whenever I see headlines such as these I wonder why we can't organize and start getting assistance here in our home states.

One obstacle I see is that we perceive a need for "geeks" to take advantage of an opportunity like this.

Our kids are as smart and capable as any but need some organizational help to get them started with developing the necessary skills.

Open Source IS the future of the world economy. We need to act soon to keep the US economy ahead of the world economy.

We used be the leaders; let's stay that way! Open Source education is needed now!