'Open source' public school philanthropy goes national

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| This "open source" approach to supporting public schools encourages teachers
| to be innovative and entrepreneurial.
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-981...=2547-1_3-0-20

Linux is catching up in education very quickly as well.


Yesterday:

Supinfo ambitionne de certifier 10.000 étudiants sur SuSE Linux

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| Tous les étudiants de la prestigieuse école d'informatique Supinfo seront
| certifiés sur Suse Linux Enterprise dans les 5 prochaines années * * * * *
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http://www.silicon.fr/fr/news/2007/1...tions_sur_suse


Linux Makes the Grade

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| Today, more than 100,000 Indiana school kids (in all, 300,000 high schoolers
| are slated to receive one) have their own $298 computer and monitor with
| numerous free software applications, and, in turn, schools across the state
| have secure, reliable, sophisticated server systems thanks to Linux-based
| open source technology.
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http://techlearning.com/story/showAr...leID=196604800


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| A batch of 7,000 PCs with Ubuntu Linux have been sent to Macedonian schools,
| the first of a collection that Ubuntu sponsor Canonical expects will reach
| 20,000. *
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http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9819344-39.html


Related:

Russian Linux (ALTLinux) to be installed in every school in Russia

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| Russian OS is to be installed on every school computer in Russia by 2009.
| Furthermore, every pupil will get the opportunity to operate the applied
| software produced in Russia, Leonid Reiman, acting Minister of Communication
| stated at a press conference. According to Mr. Reiman, that might
| significantly reduce Russian dependence on foreign software.
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http://eng.cnews.ru/news/top/indexEn...%2F14%2F266177