Linux/FOSS

Open source software as an accessibility tool

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).

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Why are you telling me this now?

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 […]

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Year of the Linux Desktop, Again

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 […]

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Beauty vs Freedom

“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?

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No More Command Line

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.

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