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NComputing: Little Box, Big Aspirations

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| NComputing expects to sell 1 million "seats" -- the thin box that connects a
| monitor, keyboard and mouse to a nearby PC -- this year at a cost of just
| US$70 each.
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/63847.html

40% of their hosts run GNU/Linux, so that's a lot of Free software seats. Young
children get exposed not to Windows.


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


Sustainable computing for the masses

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| Dukker says about 40 per cent of NComputing's customers have chosen Linux
| (the company uses Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora or SuSE) and the remainder have gone
| with Windows on the host. He is careful to specify that he has no religion
| when it comes to the operating system - it is entirely the buyer's choice.
| (Of course, if he were not offering the GNU/Linux option, then he wouldn't
| have got a run here).
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/17254/1090/


Single PC powers multiple users

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| NComputing's desktop virtualisation software is installed on a host personal
| computer running Windows or Linux. *
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http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/...S&NewsID=12119


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
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