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From EdNA Online News Feed(ICT in Curriculum Recent Items)

Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. “Ubuntu” is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others”. The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. These freedoms make Edubuntu fundamentally different from traditional proprietary software: not only are the tools available free of charge, but users have the right to modify software until it works for them the way they want it to work.

From EdNA Online News Feed(Higher Ed Recent Items)

Linux.com

Linux.com is an independent Web site that provides Linux information, news, tips, and reference material. Linux.com represents a community of Linux users that share and contribute knowledge of the Linux and make such information freely available.

From LinuxWorld.com.au

RedHat sticks Canberra feather in its cap

The Red Hat empire is spreading with Canberra TAFE signing up as the latest academic institution to partner with the Linux vendor to offer training to its students and prepare them for the Red Hat Certified Technician exam (RHCT).

Lots of good news. The thing thats special about this for me is that EdNA Online is a joint initiative of the State and Territory governments, and the Australian Government, through their education departments. Back in early 2005 a very nice teacher librarian gave me the opportunity to share my work with professional educators using a free service called EdNA Groups that uses a libre software called moodle.

EdNA Groups is a free service for communication and collaboration between members of the Australian education and training community. Why not register to join an existing group or start your own online group!

My group is called Libre Software and Libre Knowledge in Education. Teaching people about libre software and libre knowledge is very diificult and challenging. Recently I’ve disbanded from all other groups and unsubscribed from their mailing lists so I’m just going work on superuser projects and contribute to the EdNA group when I can. Thanks for your help.

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