Thursday, October 26, 2006

Open Source

Well for the last couple of days I have been getting my open source freak on. I have tried out Ubuntu - of course the day before the new release came out (so -I'll do it again). Is was really impressed by the ease of install, speed of start-up, clean interface, and usability. Included was open office, Firefox, gimp, open office, and lots of other good stuff. I am starting to think that for most users out there that just surf and type this is an awesome cheap alternative - I know this isn't news to many people, but as a long-time M$ lover I wasn't sure I could leave the dark side. I am going to play around with SUSE now and see what kind of interactivity I can get within our environment. I am wondering if in the long run we can save some resources using this in the educational setting. More to come as I experiment more.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was reading this and can't help but to comment. It is only a tech geek who would utter the words "getting my open source freak on". Wrong on many levels but pretty hilarious. I don't even know what open source means.

Henry Thiele said...

Free software that anyone can download or edit as long as they give credit to the original creator. Usually there are requirements about having to give back ideas to the computing community. Here is the wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source