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Linux in education report #73
Monday, June 24 2002 @ 08:45 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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Education Issue #73 of the SEUL/Edu Linux in Education Report is out. Topics include Karel the Robot, refurbishing computers, Linux in India, K12LTSP CDROMs, the Mandrake Mosix Terminal Server Project, and more.

Kamloops case study
Friday, June 14 2002 @ 05:16 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
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Education School District #73 in Kamloops, BC is planning a large scale rollout to LTSP based workstations, and has put their plan for the next three years for how they will do it online here.

Linux in education: Open Source provides a better solution for schools
Monday, May 20 2002 @ 02:34 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,599
Education Linux has been making inroads into K-12 education for years, but Microsoft's move to require an audit of 300 school districts nationwide has brought Open Source into the educational limelight. As schools analyze alternatives to hefty licensing fees, LUGs and Linux-in-education organizations are pointing out that Open Source solutions are better suited to the educational environment, and are only a fraction of the cost.

"We're seeing the stand alone desktop PC as a colossal failure in schools." says Paul Nelson, Technology Director for the Riverdale School District in Portland, Oregon. "After several years of installing PCs in classrooms, it is evident that schools do not have the staffing to support them and keep them running. Often infected with viruses and subjected to student abuse, these systems can quickly turn into a useless but expensive pile of junk in the back of the classroom." A traditional desktop PC environment often costs more than $1,000 per system -- and that's a price that Nelson and others say is too high.

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Linux in education report #69
Monday, April 29 2002 @ 08:58 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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Education SUEL/edu has put out Linux in Education Report #69. This issue covers an effort in Finland, Table of Equivalent Tools Under Linux and Wintel, a law project being debated in Peru and some new applications.

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