Should Linux Be More Accepted in Uni/Polytech?

As an IT student it always amazes me how focused everything is around Windows, I understand why and their reasons but Linux has really been coming up in the last few years, and I think it should really be considered in studys especially in IT.

So what am I going on about?

Well Windows dominates that personal computer OS scene and no one can argue against that, but in an IT degree would it not make sense to influence students to experiance something different? If you have been following my posts you will know I have been trying to use Linux as much as I can, but I keep getting beat down on critcal things.

My networking classes require us to be on a specfic network which uses a sophos authenticator to allow internet connect, but there is an issue, well two to be exact.

The first being that the network does not allow Linux connection, they offer certificates for the connection but it just fails to work. Secondly even if I did manage to connect to it the Sophos authenticator is limited to Mac and Windows…

Like I was saying I know most students use Windows because it’s supported and it comes on every machine you see for sale in a store, but it really pushes you down when you try to step outside the box and want to try something a little different.

There is a way to fix this, well attempt to anyway. The Linux commuinity has been big on getting a group of people togeather and making their voices heard to make change, and this would be the same way in institues as well I think. If you want to make a change you have to let the right people know a change needs to be made, otherwise it’s never going to happen.

I would love to know how others feel about making Linux more accepted in institutes and why they think it would be good or bad.

Post Author: Nicholas Wilkinson

I am a 3rd year Networking Major in my IT BIT degree. I have a passion for Cloud Computing and IOT devices.

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