Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 13:33 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Linux "I'm an art professor, and last semester I embarked on an exciting new adventure by erasing Mac OS X from nearly all of the Macintoshes in our digital media lab and installing Ubuntu in its place. I began seriously planning this change last school year, when I realized how fully the current feature sets of free software programs could satisfy the technical needs of the students in my classes. I decided that the time had come to teach our undergraduate art students about free software programs such as the GIMP, Scribus, and Quanta Plus, instead of proprietary programs such as Photoshop, QuarkXpress, and Dreamweaver."
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College Professor Needs To Quit His Job
by Jimmy on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 15:09 UTC
Jimmy
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So let me get this straight, this art professor erased Mac OS X, and threw in Ubuntu FOR AN ART CLASS?

Excuse me, but the whole arts / graphics sector still pretty much belongs to Apple and Adobe. Those students are supposed to be learning to do art with Adobe, not GIMP. What are these students going to do when they go out and get a job when Adobe products are mainstream? Tell their employer that they were using GIMP in college?

If the college can afford Apple computers, then they can afford the academic pricing for Adobe's software. There is no excuse for what this guy is doing. Sure it sounds cool from a geek's point of view, but when you look at it from a student's point of view it's a horrible move!

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