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Re: [ossig] Someone can reply this?



Uwe, i agree with you, there is always alternatives around, be it
books, software or lecturers.

Uwe Dippel wrote:

> Satya Arjunan wrote:
>
>> It seems the writer's main concern is the cost of the OS. Most of the 
>> applications used in academia either support Linux or there are 
>> equivalent OSS available 
>
>
> My usual disagreement here. From where I am, where I was and whom I 
> meet and what I see, academia does teach "Microsoft"; but not 
> applications.
> VB (still !), Access, especially Excel, IIS (in a lower dominance), 
> and usually ASP; at times .Net. Always MSSQL. Texts are written with 
> WORD and presentations are usually required to be of the POWERPOINT type.
>
> Though I agree with William on the trolly flavour, one might as well 
> ask this 'concerned lecturer' why academia base their syllabus 90% on 
> that expensive solution. The core of the problem and its solution 
> (contrary to fighting symptoms) does not lie in pricing and potential 
> availability. It lies in the *actions* of concerned lecturers, beyond 
> whining publicly and begging to lower the price.
>
> Uwe
>
>
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