Speaking of HoDs ... in Fr. Agnel, Bandra, the HoD actually enforced
Linux usage for lab practicals. It was a phase-wise shift - C, C++
followed by uP and finally DBMS and Matlab (yup - they actually
purchased a multi-user Linux copy).
BTW. I think part of the motivation for the shift was to thwart
malpractices like copying other peoples programs. Most *lusers* don't
know how to use floppies in Linux ;-)
And those who do are hopefully smart enough to write their own code!!!