Brian Kelly’s paper From Web Accessibility to Web Adaptability and his Web Accessibility 2.0 paradigm advocates that access should be provided however the student chooses. This includes disability, but also preference – including open source (i.e. I choose the platform that I learn on/via). [Read more…] about Open source software as an accessibility tool
I’ve just come across this article on ‘7 of the Best Free Linux Medical Imaging Software‘. It’s on Linux.com.
Now, my problem with this is: why on earth do I want to know about this? And more to the point: why would anyone who does want to know about this want to know about it from this point of view, and on this site?
What is a semi-geeky blog without considering this question of a January?
I was listening to the excellent-please-send-me-a-free-gift-cheers Tux Radar podcast on the way to work this morning, and they were discussing just that topic. Thankfully they said straight away that the question was becoming ever more clearly a stupid one, and possibly irrelevant. A few years ago it meant toplling Microsoft’s stranglehold on the desktop PC market. It meant Linux being installed on more home computers than Windows is. Recently it has become clear that we are no closer to that occurence than we were five years ago, although Linux itself has come on in leaps and bounds (it’s become a bit less geeky, a bit less snooty about being purely open – in general that is, with specific exceptions which are all well and good). [Read more…] about Year of the Linux Desktop, Again
“I am shallow when it comes to aesthetics… poetry before prose, greeks before romans, dignity before elegance, elegance before culture, culture before erudition, erudition before knowledge, knowledge before intellect, intellect before truth” Where does Linux fit into this? [Read more…] about Beauty vs Freedom
With all the talk of the Windows 7 release, much publicity has fallen on Linux, and in particular Karmic Koala, which is being released not long after Redmond’s stuff. Have a look at Rory Cellan Jones article on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/10/24_hours_with_ubuntu.html. [Read more…] about No More Command Line