[ubuntu-uk] Could Linux (and Ubuntu) do more to encourage students?

Daniel Watkins D.M.Watkins at warwick.ac.uk
Fri Feb 2 18:34:04 GMT 2007

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Andy wrote:
> I am not entirely sure why my University is forwarding me junk mail
> from Microsoft, I don't remember asking for it.
You may well find that Microsoft sponsor some part of your uni, giving
them the right to do this. Here at Warwick the Department of Computer
Science is sponsored by IBM, so we get quite a bit of stuff from them.

> It would be happy to get an email from my University about a
> programming competition based on Linux. And yet all I get is Pro-MS
> stuff, using technology that the University doesn't even teach.
If you want this enough then set one up. The Computing Society at
Warwick are currently running a programming competition which uses a
Java framework and, while it isn't GNU/Linux specific, you can certainly
code it using a GNU/Linux machine.

> Incidentally we are taught C, and also Java, anyone else thinking that
> Canonical and Sun should get together.
Well, Sun are in the process of liberating the Java codebase...

I'd be interested to know which uni you're at.


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