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Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica should use more Open Source
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Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica should use more Open Source

Hi, welcome to another post in the series where I'm preaching the gospel of Open Source Software (OSS) to my fellow Jamaicans and today the focus is on Tertiary education. Tertiary institutions across the globe have been utilising Open Source to drive research and innovation. I believe that our local tertiary institutions should follow suit and become even more involved in this global shift in education, research and development.   In this post, we will be talking about the ways in which local universities may use OSS to operate more efficiently. Open Source has as unique advantage in offering benefits to not only the institution but also to the students and other relevant stakeholders. From my perspective these benefits based on three important pillars of open source: cost ...
Linux and Other Open Source Technologies: The Benefits for Jamaica
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Linux and Other Open Source Technologies: The Benefits for Jamaica

This is my first blog post on this platform and without further ado, I wish to say many thanks to the Geezam blog community for having me on their platform. The work that you guys are doing is amazing!   My Theme Hi! Have you ever thought about the technologies used by some of the most successful companies around the world - take for example Facebook, Google, Airbnb & Twitter? Have you thought about the tools that were used during their initial stages of development? News flash, they all started out using Linux or other forms of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Now, they are "all grown up" and FOSS still forms part of their critical infrastructure. With that chain of thought, have you ever thought about why some of our main institutions (governmental and non-govern...
Microsoft attacks OpenOffice.org in Video
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Microsoft attacks OpenOffice.org in Video

Microsoft has released a video on the official Youtube channel of their Office product that launches a stinging attack on Open Office. It features quotes from IT professionals, business Execs and other former OpenOffice.org users who have had all kinds of usability and security trouble using the free opensource alternative to Microsoft's expensive office suite of products. OpenOffice.org, commonly known as OOo or OpenOffice, is an open-source application suite whose main components are for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases. It is available for a number of different computer operating systems, is distributed as free software and is written using its own GUI toolkit. Video after the jump. (more…)