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Groklaw has an article on IT in schools in the UK
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 10:20, 31 October 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:20, 31 October 2005
The title is "Building IT Infrastructure in UK Schools, a National Strategy" Ian Lynch, well worth a read if you have any interest in education.
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:58, 23 October 2005
lamp.linux.ie, a website forum for website developers, is back courtesy of Kae Verens
ILUG AGM Report and Election Results
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 22:37, 22 October 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 22:37, 22 October 2005
The AGM was a great success - the room in the ICS building was packed There were six talks on subjects as wide and as varied as Ciarán O'Riordan of FSFE who spoke about his work in Brussels, we also had a piece on Access To Knowledge, Digital Rights Ireland, Apache 2.2 - the upcoming release and some of the really cool things that will be in there, Ruby on Rails, RPC on Linux, and a very interesting piece on the adoption of alternative software in organisations.
This was followed by a large grouping heading to the Schoolhouse where they were fed and watered.
The committee was re-elected with Noirin Plunkett stepping down due to not being available for the forth-coming year, and the appointment of James McCarthy in the role of Secretary.
FÁS Linux Administration Course
Posted By Ken Guest - 12:18, 19 October 2005
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 12:18, 19 October 2005
The FÁS Training Centre, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin is currently recruiting for a Linux Administration course, commencing November 28th.
You must be registered with FÁS to avail of these courses, for full details contact your local FÁS Employment Service Office or check out www.fas.ie.
With thanks to Carol Gibney for bringing this to our attention.
Posted By Niall Walsh - 05:24, 11 October 2005
Edited by Paul O'Malley - 05:24, 11 October 2005
The 2005 AGM of the ILUG will take place on Saturday October 22nd at 15:00 in the premises of the Irish Computer Society in Dublin - map and details at http://www.ics.ie/main/contact.htm.
Linux An Alternative Not A Replacement
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 23:22, 8 October 2005
This article proclaims itself to be aimed at those enthusiastic new users of Linux who suggest that resistance to Linux would be overcome if only Linux was more Windows like.
It is a very broad piece and includes many interesting thoughts, one of my personal favourites is: “Linux is actually blissfully easy to use. Genuinely. It is really easy to use. The reason it isn't perceived this way? Because the term "ease of use" has been so badly distorted. In common usage, "easy to use" now means "easy to do something without knowing beforehand how to do it". But that's not really "easy to use", is it? That's "easy to figure out".”
In this contributor's opinion it was very well put together and a pleasure to read.
An introduction to Emacs
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:01, 6 October 2005
Oliver Pfaff has written a handy introduction to using emacs for the Beginners Linux Guide.
Blended Application Development
Posted By Fergal Breen - 16:55, 4 October 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 16:55, 4 October 2005
Open Source Experts To Debate On Blended Application Development At BEAWorld London.
BEA bring together the industry's leading open source experts for the first time in a panel debate and will host a series of open source-focused developer sessions at BEAWorld 2005.
NTT produces Lossless Linux Filesystem
Posted By Paul O'Malley - 07:27, 1 October 2005
Edited by Ken Guest - 07:27, 1 October 2005
The world's largest telco has produced a filesystem using a system called NILFS 1.0 which happens to stand for new implementation of a log-structured filesystem.