Energize Education Tip of the Day!

Make a New Year’s resolution that you can stick to. Save yourself hundreds of dollars by switching to LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org or any other open source productivity suite rather than upgrading your current proprietary software. You can then use the money saved to take your significant other out on the town. You can both thank me later.

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Energize Education Tip of the Day!

Xsnow is a great way to bring some holiday cheer to your UNIX/Linux desktop. It’s an open source program that creates a scenic snowfall on your computer. You can control such factors as snowflake color, wind direction and the size of Santa’s sleigh.

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Energize Education Tip of the Day!

Arduino, BeagleBoards and Raspberry Pi are all open source hardware projects targeted at computer hardware hobbyists. Imagine a motherboard and CPU that fits in your hand and that can run an operating system from an SD card and display information on a television. They’ve even been used in model rockets to measure altitude, temperature and to take pictures.

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