So a little background – I’m in my 2nd year at University, studying Computer Science/Software Engineering. This year we have a “Systems Programming” module, which is basically learning low level things (inodes/filesystems etc). The computer labs for the module are Ubuntu labs with full root access, as requested by the lecturer. Needless to say these are separate from the rest of the network!!
So I was talking to my lecturer about Ubuntu in general (he’s a fellow user) and I found out that hopefully, by the start of the next academic year at the University (Sept/Oct 09) the entire University should be in a dual boot situation with Windows, and all linked up to the network. However I’m expecting this to apply to only the Windows labs, and not the Mac labs
Either way I thought it was great that they’ll be putting Linux on the desktops. I know that they run Linux servers, as I’m often connected to it via screen & ssh (coincidentally a fantastic combination), however to run it on the desktop is a big push forward. I have seen quite a few students running Linux this year though. For example the other day I saw somebody running Ubuntu on his eee, but I didn’t stop to ask more
I’ll post back when if I find out any more, or when I finally get to play with an one of the proper Ubuntu installs.