[Haifux] [HELP HELP] Uses of Linux in the "real world"

Yossi Gil yossi.gil at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 10:46:22 IST 2009


Hi all,

If I guess correctly, the lecture is for students of the SSDL laboratory.
One of the main reasons I decided to place Linux in the lab is so that the
students, especially those in the Software Engineering track,  are exposed
to an operating system in which all major, serious (not toy VBA) software
development is made.

I may be able to turn in on Wednesday, but the main message should not focus
on a
"Desktop for stupid users", since if the students insist on being stupid,
there is no way
one can beat Windows. They would be stuck with Windows just as Mr. "I sell
vegetables in the market". Linux could be a great desktop, but I do not care
so much about it, and nor should the students be.

They should use Linux since (a) it offers a  better software development
experience
(b) because a huge bulk of serious development is done on Linux (readers,
mobile phones, routers, modems, disks, file servers, web servers, clouds,
data centers, etc.) and (c) because as professionals to be, they should be
open minded and use more than one operating system.

I realize there are attempts to for giving Linux users an "MS Office"
experience. I think this effort is a waste of money, resources and the such.

Take care.

Yg.,



2009/10/30 Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il>:
> Hello,
>
>
> I'm working on the short talk I'm going to give on Wednesday on the W2L
> opening event.
>
>
> I'd like to give some examples of well-known uses of GNU/Linux. Does
> anyone have information, or even better, pointers to credible sources of
> such information?
>
>
> Does anyone have any credible number of Linux penetration in servers,
> business and government desktops?
>
>
> For example, some of Edimax wireless routers are actually Linux
> machines. How do I know? Because they give a link to the source. (See
> http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=268&pl1_id=3&pl2_id=18 )
>
>
> I need more like these. Or articles.
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
>   Eli
>
> --
> Web: http://www.billauer.co.il
>
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