Welcome to the Preptorial Foundation's GNU Cloud Project!
GNU Cloud is a partnering project that is building the planet's largest web based runtime environment for free software. "GNU" is the actual nomenclature of GNU.org, the freeware and legal sharing organization, but also has become "generic" for places like CNET, SourceForge, GitHub, etc. where you can download free (often open source) software and code.
These programs are often called "open source," for access to their code, and many programs have independent (of GNU itself, even though many follow GNU rules for freeware or open source) sdk's, ide's, libraries and even communities. On our GNU Cloud, they run on GNU, Linux, Unix, etc. but that is transparent to the user. A good example of a "non GNU developed" open source program (but runs on the GNU platform if you want it to) that is wonderful, is the Processing graphics language, initially developed as an IDE to teach programming, and now also a wonderful graphic arts freeware program in itself.
The idea of our GNU cloud is to give users a FREE place to use the planet's best software online, in our cloud, without the need to buy, download or install supporting environments. For our test banks, it means you don't need Moodle or other distance learning or electronic learning systems to try FREE practice exams. In fact, for the first time ever, you can even use sophisticated programs with only a smart phone, tablet, Smart TV, or internet appliance. We're even putting WikiMedia's code up, in keeping with their terms, and will make space available on our hosts for unlimited Wikis for users, researchers, students and teachers.
Although ALL the "actual" GNU programs (like Octave) are supported, so are thousands of other FREEWARE programs, sdk's and code that observe GNU rules-- letting you use the code without payment and with, at most, an attribution/ source link or citation.
From the GNUCloud partnering page:
Some contributors and partners contribute server space and other helpful assets in addition to funds. This project is one of our favorites! Even with student discounts, parents, autodidacts, older folk returning to self study or new professions, home schoolers, and over 40 million other learners find that SOFTWARE is becoming so expensive that it is outpacing even rising textbook costs!
Just as some commercial software companies are letting you "use" their software for a large monthly fee in the cloud, we've taken the same idea and made it FREE! There are just as many free software programs just as good as the expensive commercial ones, and our unique GNUCloud project makes it possible for learners to use virtually ANY software program in it's free form, in our FREE cloud.
Instead of SPSS or Minitab, use R, FREE! Instead of Mathcad or Maple, use GNU OCTAVE FREE, in our cloud. No downloads, no storage, no keys, no proof of who you are, just EVERY TECHNICAL AND ACADEMIC software program, in it's freeware form, in the cloud, at no cost, with nothing to download or store. A MUST for ANY budget conscious learner or home schooler, and software isn't a should but a must today for learning. EVERY simple or technical program is now available FREE. From simple photo editing and digital art analogs (Processing instead of Photoshop®!) to the most complex CAD/CAM, Engineering, Math, Physics, Medical, Aviation and other programs are now, or will be, in our cloud for all to use FREE. Whether you're designing an astrodynamics trajectory or schematics for your own new patent, this is your alternative to investing thousands in software, especially if you're a self learner or online or homeschool teacher who can't "prove" you're a student or teacher for discounts.
Autodidacts, home schoolers and self study learners and teachers: GNUCloud also now gives you all the benefits of going to a major School or University without spending a penny, and without having to prove you're a student or teacher, including instructor and solution manuals! Traditional schools have electronic learning systems and other structural software to help you. GNUCloud does the same for self learners and teachers-- all the infrastructure you need FREE, without using a single byte of your disc or drive storage.
Another HUGE benefit for student/ developers: When you use our free cloud form of freeware, you don't need additional compiler, interpreter or other downloads taking up space on your devices or costing you precious funds. That means you can use SDKs, development platforms, runtime environments, etc. RIGHT ON OUR CLOUD. This goes both for development programs (like Java, Python or C#) as well as application programs. This also makes it possible to access highly technical and byte intensive programs with smart phones, appliances and tablets, not just PCs or laptops. Email us for a complete list of current and planned freeware and cloud access. You can also see audio and other freeware at Shader Joe's ListMicro.com SDK subsidiary.
How GNUCloud Helps Your TestBank: You can easily access millions of question/answer - problem/solution sets on our databases, free. But what if you want to take timed, sample tests or exams? What if you want to PRACTICE in a real life or real testing environment with REAL problem and question sets? How about a Virtual Reality 3D math animation using Kinect and 3D vision? GNUCloud to the rescue! As an autodidact, home schooler or even in a traditional or online school, you would need SOFTWARE to simulate the exam or test bank. GNUCloud removes that restriction, and allows you to take as many simulated, practice and sample tests and exams as you'd like, including even FREE simulated job interviews for everything from a Locksmith to a Java coder! The AI software to simulate these situations is resident on your free GNUCloud, so there is no need to download, install or buy anything, and your identity remains your own. (This is a development project, please contribute!).
As an example, here are some of the "genuine" (official) GNU programs supported, with their full description links on the GNU site:
For more information, check out our partnering page on EDUCATIONAL COMICS, VR/ Kinect and Sim Goggles, FREE EDU GAME APPS, DEDICATED TEST PREP TABLET APPS, ANIMATED GRAPHING CALCULATORS, and much more.
Don't have a computer? You can now access these resources via smart phone, appliance, tablet or at a library or school. Can't get there? Our TVPREP project even brings the materials right to your home, over a normal TV!
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Database Statistics: Here's how our databases compare to published statistics: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies 840 job categories. Our database is slightly more refined, and includes over 918 categories with over 1,000 fields. Of these categories, about 80% require a test or exam of some kind, and each of the 50 US States and over 200 countries have their own slightly varying different versions of these exams in many categories. Some professions are standardized, others vary by area. We have over 200,000 specific exams on file representing an average of 100 questions for vocations and professions, including all States and associations. CLICK HERE to SELL US your exam, test prep materials, texts, or to get paid for your exit interview!
Academia and academic studies are listed in 1,528 subject categories, with nearly 3,000 individual detailed subjects, by the Department of Education, Wikipedia's list of subjects, and a variety of national education councils and associations. Our databases generally correspond to this number, with tests and exams in 1,936 academic topic areas not including vocational keywords. Our current, comprehensive test banks contain more than a million entries (questions), with over 4.8 million in process at any given time! The disparity is that many of the questions do not "make it" into widely accepted venues for the most necessary exams, but every well posed question has learning value, many much more so than lengthy discussions or equations, because solving problems and completing exercises gives a "real world" feel for the subject matter, especially when augmented with animation, illustration and video explanations of both right and trick answers. Our exclusive EDUTOKEN network PAYS students for right answers when gaming for test prep on their computers, smart phones or other devices. PREPTORIAL'S DATABASES AND LIBRARIES ARE SO LARGE THAT THEY ALL RUN BENEATH YOUR DEVICES ON THE BIGHAL HYPERCOMPUTER.
Databases Organization: Our keyword searches identify questions with lightning fast, complex, thorough, bayesian, robust data mining algorithms that are proprietary and specialized to your search. For example, our searches cross reference over 1,000 job, vocation and profession categories; nearly 3,000 academic subjects; over 5,000 professional associations, companies, societies and bodies of knowledge that conduct, score or create testing; over 33,000 test banks/cd's/publications (Bing and Google have over 100 million keyword results for test prep and test bank links), and the world's largest database of current, complete questions, answers and explanations, many animated or video, all with robust illustration. WHY PAY THOUSANDS FOR YOUR PREP WHEN YOU CAN GET THE MOST CURRENT, COMPLETE BANKS FREE?!
Example: You can get a PhD in Actuarial Science, a Masters in Programming, or have 20 years of experience as a Locksmith, but if you can't pass the Actuarial Society Exams, Microsoft Certification, or the ASLPA Exam, you won't get a job, and you won't be licensed! Same with ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and hundreds of others for academic admission and achievement.
As a public foundation, material on this site may be used with attribution links, with the exception of marks owned by others.
The Mission and Purpose of The Preptorial Foundation is to provide FREE test preparation databases and practice exams, and FREE GNU software and technology in the cloud, on the internet, and for devices. We serve the poor, autistic, disabled, disadvantaged and underprivileged. We are on the honor system, and do not require proof of need. Having too many bills to afford an education is ample reason. We DO NOT engage in political or legislative activities. All materials we provide or use are royalty free, GNU free or attribution use, or used with permission. DO NOT attempt to use these materials commercially or resell without contacting us first, as we have agreed to nonprofit use with some providers on the rare occasion where we haven't created the materials for you FREE.
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Physical Texts Note: Preptorial now has access to over 9 million + titles, over a million journals, and over 20,000 software programs, the highest in the world for ANY test prep service, thanks to the generous help of libraries, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google, Questia, DOAJ, hundreds of publishers including university publications, Microsoft, Scribd, and the top 500 AM sellers, who inventory a million books or more. For comparison, Amazon generally has over 12 million titles any given time, not including ebooks. In support of our mission, we are ensuring that every title is available electronically, including those classic or long out of date and public domain. Email us if you have books you'd like to donate, in any condition or format. The only requirement is that they must contain problems and solutions or questions and answers (ie: no novels, biographies, etc.), with an emphasis on technology, including vocational as well as scientific technology. ALL DATABASES AND PREP SETS, INCLUDING PRINT, ARE CURRENTLY BEING DIGITIZED FOR INCLUSION AND PROCESSING ON THE BIGHAL HYPERCOMPUTING PLATFORM.
What is ProblemEngine™? (A Preptorial PROJECT, driven by ANSWERLOCKER.com on our proprietary BIG HAL hypercomputing systems).
Databases are only as good as their underlying indexing technologies. At the user level, these are seen as keywords, topics, subjects, and high level categories. In the back room, the coding is about giving you the most relevant set (question/ answer, problem/solution, exercise sets) for your needs.
Needs vary, and so does ProblemEngine. Are you taking the SAT? Are you teaching string theory? Are you qualifying for Microsoft O/S, Cisco Network, Oracle database or IEEE circuit design certification? Do you need to pass the State of Delaware Polygraph Examiner certification exam? Do you need Mrs. Altmann's 2018 Geometry exam? Are you interviewing with Google for a Data Scientist position? Millions of these types of objectives and their needs are included in every type of search, from raw keyword, to questions and needs in the exact form above.
All these benefits and tools are rolled up into the most innovative, FREE elearning software system in the world: ELWIN, our GNUCAD program that integrates questions, answers, problems, solutions, hints, tips, clues, formulas, etc., all in a single, user-friendly drag and drop interface.
Many web services like Wolfram, Wiki, Google, Bing and others are working on "user friendly" question formats, but it is easier for us, because of our laser focus on prep and q/a, p/s, exercise pairs. Most of the advanced forms of these only result in vaguely related forums on today's searches, but with specialized databases, the "top 10" results can be direct answers to your exact questions.
This also is the future of Wikipedias, and the present of our own captive "relational" Wikis: How does A relate to B?"What is the difference between a remainder and a modulo?" Just like Jeopardy, if you ask this on ProblemEngine, you'll get a question/answer, problem/solution, exercise response, and you can specify if you want a single answer set, a complete exam, at what level of difficulty, and in what format: written, audio, video, hinted, animated, illustrated, broadcast, or an entire cited bib, index, glossary and text.
AND: how FUN do you want it? Fast and dry? As a puzzle? Game? Smart phone or email text, app or answer? Graphic novel? Who says test or interview prep can't be fun? We're even working on VIRTUAL JOB INTERVIEWS with real interviewers using 3D RIFT technology.
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Thought for the day: THE INTERNET IN 1936?
“A mechanism of world inter-communication will be devised, embracing the whole planet, freed from national hindrances and restrictions, and functioning with marvellous swiftness and perfect regularity.”
--Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, op. cit., p. 203, March 11, 1936
What is Amazon Bib? Our hundreds of millions of test prep/ Answer bank pairs are ALL CITED via TEXTBOOKS, journal articles, references, bibliographies, etc. to maintain quality, accuracy, sourcing and accountability. We have compiled these millions of references via BIG HAL with our BibFeed project, and now EACH of those references and citations, with the help of our Texts in Print subsidiary and Amazon ranks and reviews, is now being LINKED to Amazon so that every citation has a related, current text, sorted by quality of Amazon review, availability, new editions where available, level (Child, Youth, Adult Ed/college, Grad/Postgrad) as well as SUBJECT (career, course, science, etc.). WE ARE CURRENTLY CROSS REFERENCING these texts, bibs and citations with CLASS numbers across the US and world so that each text linked has best seller, frequency of use, currency and review rankings. Learn more about AmazonBib HERE.
WHAT IS SHEDJO? (Shedjo.com and Shedwo.com redirect here). SHEDJO is our primary mission: SHelter, EDucation, JObs. SHEDWO substitutes WORK for JOBS for those veterans and needy who start their own business and participate in interview prep and business edu. SHEDJO helps veterans, the needy and the disabled with SHELTER, EDUCATION AND JOBS/WORK!