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Ubuntu for Kids

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| We settled on the idea of converting unused computers to Ubuntu desktops we
| could install at Cleveland Elementary school. Since its inception, we have
| installed seven desktops, and have 12 more being updated in my garage. We
| have also helped start a computer club on campus, which we attend once a
| month to instruct students. So far, the kids are loving it. It’s amazing how
| easily they gravitate toward the Ubuntu operating system, and how much they
| enjoy learning computers after school. I believe we have some future Linux
| Systems Administrators in the making.


Another ongoing project is this:

Declaration of Lindependence

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| That whenever any form of corporate software hegemony becomes destructive to
| these ends, it is the right of the people to abolish it and institute a new
| system, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in
| such form that ensures digital choice and digital freedom.



Xubuntu: Better than Ubuntu (at least for me)

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| So my situation here at AEA has been pretty well stated in this blog, but to
| briefly reiterate where we are:
| There are approximately 200 workstations around campus for student use of
| which approximately 35 are Pentium 4 powered. The rest are either P3 or P2
| machines with around 256MB RAM.
| [...]
| Best of all I did a little accidental user testing with some 6th graders
| today and the results were great! Basically I had 3 classes today and in each
| one a kid jumped on the Xubuntu machine I set up yesterday. None of the three
| kids even mentioned the fact that their machine looked different from
| everyone elses, they all just hopped on firefox and got to work!



Canadian British Columbia's School District #73 opts for Debian GNU / Linux

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| Kamloops Thompson School District #73, British Columbia, Canada, with 55
| elementary and secondary schools, chose a majority of open source software on
| Debian GNU / Linux as it is easier to maintain and in their experience offers
| better support. *


Deploying KDE to 52 million young people

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| By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students will be
| fully deployed and in active use.
| By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to 53,000 labs
| serving some 52,000,000 students.


CH: Geneva schools completely switch to Open Source

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| About 70,000 students and their 7,000 teachers in the Geneva school district
| will gradually be moving to Open Source.

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