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Florida School Deploys KDE/GNU/Linux On Thin Clients
Monday, March 04 2002 @ 11:35 PM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,119
Related News St. Mary's Catholic School in Rockledge, Florida has demonstrated the obvious: that KDE/GNU/Linux (KGL) is great for kids and schools. Working with volunteers from the Melbourne Linux Users Group (that's Melbourne, Florida), I.D.E.A.L. Technology (press release)
and IXC Telecom, the school deployed the
K12 Linux Terminal Server Project (press release), a thin client enterprise solution. The school's KGL network consists of one beefy server (dual 1-GHz Intel), which services 36 workstations (16 of which are dual-boot). Apparently the school has opted for KDE as the desktop, and can use rdesktop, a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client, to access MS Windows-based applications from an MS Windows terminal server. The school's report notes that "the cost per workstation was $50.00 using donated Pentium class computers". Time to talk to the local school board about saving some tax bucks!

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Tux Takes its Seat in Germany's Federal Parliamentary
Friday, March 01 2002 @ 07:23 AM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,046
Related News According to Heise Online, the committee that is responsible for setting IT standards for Germany's Bundestag (Parliament) has decided to recommend the use of open-source software as part of its IT infrastructure. "Hence from the year 2003 onwards the solution implemented for the 150 servers will largely be one based on Linux, whereas that for the 5000 working computers will initially feature Windows XP."

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Open Software & Open Standards in South Africa
Wednesday, February 06 2002 @ 06:50 AM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,190
Related News Lowering software costs by violating proprietary license conditions is not an option. Happily, there are often legal alternatives to proprietary software: non-proprietary open software attracting no license fees at all. Furthermore, open software may be freely probed, customised and modified. This is the cheapest way of generating software suited to the country?s needs. It is also an ideal jumpstart for entering the software development arena.

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How To Run A Microsoft-Free Shop
Thursday, January 10 2002 @ 11:47 PM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,079
Related News Linux is that power. It is less expensive to acquire. It takes up less hard disk space and requires less memory to run. There is elegance in the open-source code license: You can have the source code for free, allowing you to upgrade or patch systems as you like. The only rule is that when you develop something new out of the source code, you must share that code with everyone else. Many developers believe this open-source model makes Linux inherently more secure than a proprietary operating system.

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The Schoolforge project launches
Wednesday, January 09 2002 @ 07:54 AM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 2,244
Related News The Schoolforge project has announced its existence. Schoolforge is the result of a coalition of education-oriented groups which are working to encourage the use of free software (and more) in the educational system. The Schoolforge site already has a comprehensive collection of free resources available.

Plug gets "official" Support for Manitoba Linux Petition
Friday, December 14 2001 @ 12:19 AM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 2,720
Related News Canopener raises its lid to the folks at the
Prairie Linux User Group, especially to Sydney
Weidman for leading the charge.
It appears that PLUG
put together and circulated a petition to
have GNU/Linux and Open Source alternatives brought into the Manitoba School system
The response from the Manitoba Minster of Education can be found here

Predictions, Epiphanies, Revelations and Revolutions
Thursday, December 13 2001 @ 09:56 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 2,551
Related News Atta Boy Nicholas,
check out this prediction regarding why
eventually Open Source/GNU/Linux will eventually overcome all odds and become the server OS of choice for enterprise computing
The editorial can be found here.

Ralph Nader's Letter to USDOJ regarding Microsoft judgement
Wednesday, December 12 2001 @ 07:11 AM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 3,044
Related News It appears that long time comsumer advocate Ralph Nader has been doing his home work on open source and GPL/Linux His letter to the presiding judge on the USDOJ Microsoft verdict speaks quite strongly on what he perceives to be the motivations of Microsoft to damage the open source movement, as it stands in the way of a Microsoft controlled internet.

The letter can be found here

Some countries are choosing Linux systems over Microsoft
Sunday, December 02 2001 @ 02:22 PM CST
Contributed by: pasnak
Views:: 3,043
Related News _TPNEW YORK -- For reasons of national security and national pride, government officials in countries such as China, France and Germany are increasingly adopting the free, open-source computer operating system known as Linux.

In some cases, the software being replaced is produced by the Microsoft Corp., which, users say, is more prone to viruses and hackers.

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