Gummersbach, a town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has announced that it has completed its switch to Linux PCs. The switch was done in the wake of Microsoft’s discontinuation of Windows XP support. This migration has saved the town a sum in five figures. It might not be as lucrative as one million euro […]
It seems Open Source adoption is the latest fad in European countries. Last month only we heard that Turin became the first Italian city to officially opt for Open Source product. Another city in north-west Italy, Udine, has also announced that it is ditching Microsoft office and will migrate to OpenOffice.
Ubuntu 14.10 wallpaper contest is over. Twelve winners have been chosen (so far) to be the default wallpapers of Ubuntu 14.10 and are available for download. If you did not know it already, for every new version of Ubuntu, Canonical organizes a wallpaper contest where users from across the world submit their entries. A panel […]
Linux Mint is a popular Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. In terms of beginner friendliness, at times, Linux Mint is better than Ubuntu itself. As the name “Mint” suggests, Linux Mint has a trademark green touch to its appearance, be it themes, wallpapers, login, website, logo. Green is what comes first to one’s mind at […]
I presume that you have heard of Raspberry Pi. A $35 microcomputer that has revolutionized the low cost computing and has cult following among hardware hobbyist and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Several other followed in the footsteps of Raspberry Pi to provide low cost micro computers, Arduino is one of the successful examples. [Arduino came long before Raspberry […]
Toulouse, France’s 4th largest city located in south-west France, has saved one million Euro by migrating to Open Source office suite LibreOffice. Migrating to LibreOffice was one of the key project of city’s new digital policy. The migration started in 2012 after the political decision for the switch was taken in 2011. It took one […]
Probably you have already heard it. Linux Foundation has tied up with edX (a major online learning platform founded by MIT and Harvard University) to provide its Introduction to Linux course, which usually costs $2400, for free. edX has over 200 courses from over 50 elite universities, corporations and organizations worldwide. Over 2.5 million users […]
In a drive to get rid of proprietary software, all primary and secondary schools in Geneva, Switzerland will be switching to switching to GNU/Linux. PCs used by teachers and students in these schools will run Ubuntu instead of other proprietary operating system (read Windows). In fact, PCs in 170 primary public schools are already running […]