Universities all around the world are grappling with how to handle students and their use of various technologies. They have run into some issues in terms of how to determine what the university student should be expected to bring with them, and what they may be using those technologies for. Obviously, no school wants to discourage their students from using technologies that will aid in their learning of the subject material.
Many would argue at this point that the modern day university professor should be well equipped to manage some of the newer technologies that we (and more importantly students) are using. It is the common belief now that a classroom without modern technology is not the kind of classroom that today’s students are going to want to be a part of. Thus, many professors now are needing to learn more about the technologies that are being used by students.
It is no secret that the Linux community keeps a close watch on Microsoft. Even though the once-mighty OS giant from Redmond isn’t the force that it used to be, many still like to keep an eye out for Microsoft not using its own tools and operating system for its business needs. After all, Microsoft’s tool suites and platforms have overwhelmingly been geared toward the B2B market, and so they should be ideal for the company’s own needs, right? However, as long as there have been Linux verses Windows feuding, stories such as this, pointing out that Microsoft used Akamai’s Linux-based site acceleration service, typically generate waves in the tech blogosphere.