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Linux First for QQI

Mallow College of Further Education has become the first college in the country to offer full QQI awards in IT, Computer Systems & Networks 5M0536 and Software Development 5M0529, completely in Linux and open-source software. Linux has the distinction of not only being free and open software but also an industry standard for servers and IT professionals. Linux and open-source…

IT Skills In-Demand

Crucial IT skills are in-demand by employers in Ireland.  In September last year, the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit at SOLAS published their National Skills Bulletin 2016 identified ICT shortages of skills in software development in Java and Python, systems administration with Linux, and in database administration. In May 2017, SOLAS‘s Skills and Labour Market Research Unit published their Vacancy Overview 2016 highlighting…

Wily Werewolf

October 22nd sees the release of the latest edition of Ubuntu – version 15.10 “Wily Werewolf”. It doesn’t promise anything especially exciting but it’s always good fun to struggle through the upgrade or download the latest ISO to make virtual machines or bootable USBs and be first to review it in action. www.ubuntu.com

Explore Programming

Maybe the only way to know if you’re going to enjoy learning programming or not is to try it. You don’t have to do a lot – take a short dip into some of the free tutorials available online and if you come away feeling that you want to learn more then you might just have what it takes. We…

Code::Blocks

Free and open-source, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, Code::Blocks is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for programming in C++ and others. Download from codeblocks.org. Installation tutorial available from NewBoston.com.

22 Things for Ubuntu 15.04

The latest edition of the free and open-source operating system Ubuntu, version 15.04 “Vivid Vervet”, is available from www.ubuntu.com to download and install; or to try as a live-CD or virtual machine. OMGUbuntu.co.uk have compiled a helpful lists of next steps to make it your own at: 11 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 11 Useful Utilities To Supercharge…

Ninite.com

Looking for the latest, best, free and open-source software for Windows? As recommended and tested by Level 6 Networks and Software Development students at Mallow College, you won’t find easier and better than Ninite.com: the fastest way to get a new computer or a friend’s computer up to grade with essential legal software for free. Simply select the programs you…

Notepad++

The essential tool for programmers and web editors, Notepad++ is entirely free – free as in beer, and free as in speech. Download it for free from http://notepad-plus-plus.org. Unzip the zip package to your USB and run it on any machine without installation. Perfect for students. Coloured syntax highlighting and folding. Advanced search and replace. Customisable GUI. Auto-complete: words, functions…

GIMP Photo Editor

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program – it’s the free software alternative to PhotoShop. GIMP is more than a simple paint program; it is a photo retouching tool, image filter, poster editor, converter (bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, …), animation editor, and comprehensive tool for preparing website images. GIMP is free…

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