School 2 migrates its technological equipment to Nova 5.0
Recently, School 2, of the University of Informatics Sciences (known as UCI), migrated all its technology to the operating system Nova 5.0, developed in this house of high studies, although there are some posts that today work with the free Ubuntu system.
In a visit to this building we talked to the engineer Juan Carlos Pérez Leal, Hardware Specialist of the Department of Technologies of this school, who let us know that the migration in all the premises took place in 15 days and in the classrooms, laboratories and classrooms used the intended image to install it using the network.
Pérez Leal considers that there should be some training before or in parallel to this activity so that users know the structure of this operating system, different from Windows, and the elementary commands to perform any installation they need.
He added that free software is more secure than proprietary systems and this has to be made to understand by people. He also suggested that the humanOS site, which specializes in open source issues, should give more detailed explanations of the problems that users get so that it can be understood by those with more or less knowledge, in the simplest possible way, without using many technics.
In the course we also met other criteria such as the engineer Lester González López, who believes that this version has better performance than the previous ones, including the office package installed.
On the other hand, Mariela González Martínez, the Assitant of the Dean of Administration of school 2, stated that Nova 5.0 is better and we have to train the users with the fundamental elements of this software.
Another opinions was the one of the engineer Frank Rubén Campos Almarales, professor of the Department of Basic Sciences, who let us know that this version updated many of its functionalities and the interface for the user is quite friendly, although he almost always uses Ubuntu.
Undoubtedly, the use of free software provides the technological independence that is needed today by providing us with a lower cost, greater security guarantees and flexibility in adaptation and integration, due to the possibility to audit and modify the code used, as well as the maintenance of a solution regarding the origin of the product itself.