Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tech Tip Tuesday: Linux (That other Operating System)

In the world of educational technology there is one question and it isn't good vs. evil it's Mac vs PC.  Well lately it been spiced up.  With the popularization of the so called "net-books" super small laptops designed primarily for using the web, there has also been an increased awareness of Linux.  Linux is a third operating system.  The computer world has always been the home of tinkerers.  Tinkerers and these computer folks are notoriously cheap and leery of authority.  This group didn't bow down to Mac or PC, so a group of them created another operating system called Linux and made it both free and open source.  Free we all understand.  Open Source means that the code is accessible to anyone who wants to fix it, improve it, or just mess with it.

What does that mean for us?  Well,  a version of Linux that has been branded as Ubuntu is being packaged and sold on many of the new Net books.

Check out the video below ( or watch it on it's original site)

And today's tech tip is a two for one. The original site What you ought to know is a terrific spot to visit for great video explanations of all kinds of things.

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