[ubuntu-uk] ubunto in college, was Re: Women, LinuxWorld, Stuff

Caroline Ford caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 19 13:23:38 BST 2006

On 18/09/06, ac <"aec$news"@candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> >ana wrote:
> >> hi
> >>
> >> Caroline Ford wrote:
> >>> (College has horribly locked down XP boxes and a fairly fascist web
> >>> filter..)
> >>>
> >>
> >> Yes. It is not the teachers's fault. We had a college IT teacher in the
> >> hacklab once, he explained that even if he wants to teach some free
> >> software he can't, they are locked in a contract with microsoft by
> which
> >> they can not install any other software on the machines.
> >
> >Nice and clear. May be a useful focus in appropriate circumstances
> >
> >>
> >> He still offered live CDs and even used one of them to show them.
> >
> >Good opportunity for a local LUG to help out in closer contact with th
> >edepartment students, avoiding formal contact with staff fo diplomatic
> >reasons maybe.
> >--

College does teach a *nix course - it's a Cisco one (Fundamentals of Unix)
which is Solaris and a linux distro (not sure which one).


I'm tempted to do a linux course after my CCNA but I'm not sure the Cisco
one is the best out there.

There is some free software on the departmental server - ethereal (for
windows) and some others. The teaching staff are generally fine - I suspect
software decisions are made at a higher level than the IT department.

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