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San Diego rolls out laptops with Linux

http://www.eschoolnews.com

" Looking for a cost-effective way to deliver portable computing to every student, the San Diego Unified School District is installing machines with desktop Linux and other open-source software. In turning to open source, San Diego joins a growing number of school systems aiming to extend computing resources affordably to more users."

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Paying for software you can’t use – is Microsoft really good for schools?

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

"It’s not the first time we’ve come across a case of Microsoft attempting to charge schools for software that they cannot use."

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Tip of the Trade: Edubuntu

http://www.serverwatch.com

When you need to set up a computer lab, classroom or meeting room in a hurry, look no further than Edubuntu, "Linux for Young Human Beings." Edubuntu is targeted at the classroom, but it's a dandy Linux terminal server for all occasions. You can literally have an entire network up and and running in an hour.

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South Africa's first Linux training academy

http://www.tectonic.co.za

In a first for South Africa, Linux Holdings have launched a full-time Linux Training Academy.

Kin Le Roux, MD of Linux Holdings explained that the Linux curriculum consists of four months full time Linux training and then a six months internship at an open source related company.

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It's Time to Consider Open Source Software, Part 2

http://www.technewsworld.com

Training teachers and students to use a piece of software makes that software more valuable. Vendors know this. Business sense, not altruism, is what drives deep discounts on software for education. I once spoke to a vendor of an online grade book who, upon learning that I train teachers, was very interested in my using it in my classes.

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Lessons Plans for Teachers Using Free and Open Source Software

http://wiki.edubuntu.org

This site is dedicated to collecting and cataloging lesson plans for classroom teachers interested in moving beyond mere document production and really tapping in to the promise of technology integration and education.

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Kamloops school district gets an education in free software

http://applications.linux.com

The Kamloops/Thompson School District in British Columbia, Canada, is a free software success story. Gregg Ferrie, manager of information technology for the district, believes its infrastructure may be the largest Linux on-the-desktop implementation in Western Canada in public education.

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Education, education, education

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I heard a phrase today that reminded me of my childhood: “...learning and sharing together”. I’m not sure if I ever heard this exact phrase, but it was definitely a theme that was central to my early education; it’s now a central theme of my life again, this time through free software.

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