[SATLUG] Open Source Fest ?

Christopher Connell connell.christopher at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 15 16:19:55 CDT 2011


I will have to check it out. Will it open spss data sets?

-----Original Message-----
From: steve kolars <bkfuth at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Open Source Fest ?

The best open source stats package: R!

Steve

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Christopher Connell <
connell.christopher at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I a lot of people pick up visuses from P2P sites e.g. Limewire. As for SPSS
> alternatives PSPP works really well. But a student version is included in
> many stat textbooks.
>
> So the other alternative is to offer windows compatiable programs compiled
> like open disc or have a few locking flashdrives to drag and drop foss
> alternatives.
>
> Ps- Was exhausted after work and went to bed early will send out other
> software suggestions when off. Who knew working at Toyota plant would be so
> tiring.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nate <pixelnate at gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 9:23 PM
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> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Open Source Fest ?
>
> On 3/14/11 7:39 PM, mark wrote:
> > I would agree that its easier to sell individual programs than the whole
> > OS. But we do get people that bring infected XP and Windows 7 machines
> > to the SAC CIS computer lab all the time, seriously all the time. Maybe
> > its because they don't know how to safely use their computers but it
> > doesn't change the fact that it wouldn't be happening if they weren't
> > using Windows.
> >
> > The Virus/Malware/Trojan argument is valid, but you're right. It isn't
> > as effective as it is valid.
>
> You might want to enlighten them about how viruses get on their
> machines, i.e. their surfing habits, too. It really amazes me how little
> Joe Sixpack knows about how to use their computers.
>
> ~Nate
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