phpCollegeExchange: Higher Ed Student Focused Portal

PhpCollegeExchange is a full fledged college community website. It is designed to be the unofficial portal, put up by students for their fellow college students. It is code that has been used and abused so bugs are found and fixed as new features are added. Installation and customization still requires a little knowledge of PHP and HTML.

A little tooling up and this would work for any given law school. Or how about if CALi runs one for all law students. They could certainly sell each other books and apartment rentals could break out by city.

PJ’s Looking For CALIoppix…

One sweet day I’d like to do a Knoppix distro specialized for lawyers and law students. I would like to do it today, but there are some missing pieces.

…but she doesn’t know it yet. CALIoppix, a special version of Knoppix for CALi members could easily do what she is thinking about. And it isn’t that hard.

Knoppix 3.9 Released

Slashdot | Knoppix 3.9 Released
The Debian-based live-cd Linux distribution Knoppix has been updated to version 3.9. Among the most notable changes are the update to kernel 2.6.11 and the inclusion of OpenOffice 2.0 BETA and KDE 3.4. This is likely the last single-CD version of Knoppix before the split into ‘Light’ and ‘Maxi’ versions. Torrent links here.

Aplle to Switch To Intel Precessors

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips | CNET
Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it’s scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel’s microprocessors, CNET has learned.

If this is true, it is huge. The big question, as noted in the article, is whether or not Apple will permiot its operating system to run on any other manfacturer’s boxes. To put a finer point on it: Will Apple decide to compete directly with Microsoft in the operating system space? Note of irony: the Microsoft Xbox 360 will use the latest PowerPC design from IBM for its processor.