Magazine article Technology & Learning

Infrastructure/operating Systems. (Update: Linux in Education)

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Infrastructure/operating Systems. (Update: Linux in Education)

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The Apache HTTP Server, developed by the Apache Software Foundation, is the most-used Web server on the Internet. The free software can deliver Web pages from a Linux, Unix, or Windows computer. The foundation says its current version, 2.0.44, is the most secure and highest-performing version of Apache available today. www.apache.org

The GNOME Desktop and Developer Platform, a graphical user interface developed by the GNOME Foundation, includes an open source file manager called Nautilus and dozens of utilities, applications, and games. K Desktop Environment, or KDE, is another open source GUI for Linux and other Unix operating systems. Information is available at www. gnome.org or www.kde.org, respectively.

The K12 Linux Terminal Server Project's free server software, based on Red Hat Linux, enables users to build a network of thin-client computers and includes a choice of either KDE or GNOME open source desktop applications. In addition, K12LTSP offers a desktop product that provides access to applications running on Windows 2000 or Windows NT servers, k12ltsp.org

Lindows, a Linux-based desktop operating system sold for a base price of $129, provides a simplified user interface for Linux and tools to make it easier for the average PC user to install and run a variety of open source applications, some of which can read files created in common Windows applications, www. …

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