OLPC in Macedonia

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| Two months ago UNDP started a project with OLPC in Macedonia. Two classrooms
| were set up with 25 laptops each in early September when the school year
| begun. The news about the project were made available to the public last week
| when a major newspaper printed a story about the project.
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http://mkvoice.blogspot.com/2007/11/...macedonia.html

Eventually they chose Linux computers for all those children in Macedonia.

Dumb terminals provide smart solution

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| Thin client technology is not new - it has been used widely in banking and
| sectors which want to avoid placing sensitive information on individual PCs.
|
| NComputing has also been deploying its technology in factories where
| operating conditions are not suitable for ordinary PCs.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7115538.stm

OLPC G1G1 First Day Donor Email

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcmetro...7594232448993/


Related:

Macedonia: A New Sun of Linux Freedom Rises

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| The Republic of Macedonia is one of the poorer nations in southeastern Europe
| to come from the break-up of the former Yugoslav republic. But thanks to
| Linux, they do have the wherewithal to get a computer to every student in the
| country, thanks to a program launched in 2005 known as the "Computer for
| Every Child" (CEC) project. * *
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http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/newss/6438/1/


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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


All Macedonian students to use Linux desktops

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| NComputing announced this week that its multi-user virtual desktop software
| and low-cost virtual PC terminals will be used to equip every school child in
| the Republic of Macedonia, formerly part of Yugoslavia, with a Linux desktop. *
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7546509093.html


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


One Laptop Per Macedonian Child

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| I am Novica Nakov of Free Software Macedonia and the Macedonian
| Government announced a project about computers in education in
| December 2006. The ambitious project "Computer for every student"
| is now under way.
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http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/c...ian_child.html


Municipality of Makedonska Kamenica Migrated to OpenOffice.org

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| As a result of the training for OpenOffice.org conducted by
| Metamorphosis Foundation and USAID?s project for successful
| decentralization - Make Decentralization Work Project for employees
| of the Macedonia's local self-government units, municipality of
| Makedonska Kamenica started to actively use OpenOffice.org on
| all computers in the municipality.
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http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk/cont...849/4/lang,en/


Macedonia: Employees from 22 Municipalities Trained to Use OpenOffice.org

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| Representatives of the following municipalities attended the training
| (municipalities with blue colour on the map): Arachinovo, Berovo,
| Bogovinje, Valandovo, Vinica, Dojran, Zhelino, Karbinci, Kratovo, Krushevo,
| Lipkovo, Mavrovo and Rostushe, Makedonska Kamenica, Mogila, Novaci, Novo
| Selo, Plasnica, Saraj, Sopishte, Studenichani, Tearce and Centar Zhupa.
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http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk/cont...30/26/lang,en/


OpenOffice.org Training for Local Self-government Units in Macedonia

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| About 100 employees in 25 Macedonian municipalities will be trained
| during the six day training.
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http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk/cont...825/4/lang,en/


(Macedonia) Announcement: Citizens Have the Right to Choose

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| Considering that the computer literacy trainings for the general
| population announced by the Government of Republic of Macedonia
| are in general a positive move for development of information
| society, the Metamorphosis Foundation and the NGO Free Software
| Macedonia encourage the Government to provide right to choose for
| the citizens, by offering trainings for use of free and open
| source (FOSS) also.
|
| [...]
|
| Macedonian citizens continue to show great interest in FOSS use.
| The latest example is the support they collectively provided by
| partially covering the expenses for publishing the CD "Get Your
| Job Done," distributed in 5.000 copies.
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http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk/cont...818/1/lang,en/