Linux in Higher Education: Open Source, Open Minds, Social Justice
Mail copies of this article to deans, department chairs and everyone involved in your campuses' academic computing system
If you know of open-source software that could prove useful to scientists, share it. The Open Science Project (http://www.openscience.org) is a clearinghouse for open-source software in a variety of scientific and scholarly disciplines, ranging from acoustics and anthropology to physics and zoology. Also see Scientific Applications on Linux (http://sal.kachinatech.com/index.shtml).
Support the push to distribute Linux on college and university campuses. Students at the University of Michigan gave away 2000 copies of StarOffice and Red Hat 6.1. If you're a student, organize a local Linux User's Group (LUG) and do the same on your campus.
Work to transform your college or university into a Microsoft-free environment. Tell fellow students, colleagues and administrators why the actions of Microsoft in the marketplace are incommensurate with the ideals and values of higher education, scientific progress, and social justice on a global scale.
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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