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Macedonia and Ubuntu

http://aidworkerdaily.com

I am pretty proud of my adopted country, Macedonia. (Full disclosure - my wife is Macedonian.) At the end of 2005 Macedonia became the world’s first wireless country. The full BBC write-up is here. Two years later, in 2007, Macedonia became one of the few countries to roll out, en masse, Ubuntu throughout the educational system.

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Linux in schools: a teacher speaks

http://www.itwire.com

Catching them young is a popular slogan and one that yields dividends too, no matter whether one applies it to the adoption of software or the learning of a language. And with a small window seemingly open for Australia's FOSS community to push for the use of free and open source software in schools, the question arises - how does one go about making the first inroads?

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School switches to Linux, hopes to keep MS funds

http://computerworld.co.nz

Warrington School, in Otago, has decided to jump ship and deploy the GNU/Linux operating system with free software across the board by a target date of 2010, says the school’s principal, Nathan Parker.

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FSF India sends letter to Education Minister of Kerela

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This letter was sent to the Minister of education to point out aberrations between its stated policy and implementation in the e-governance initiatives of the education department.

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10 Reasons why Free Software and GNU/Linux should be used in schools

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

I've got a pet peeve. I love reading "Why GNU/Linux should be used in schools" articles. My pet peeve is the fact that the main focus of most of these articles is cost. The way it is portrayed by the media turns it into a cheap “alternative” that you use if you can't afford Windows or hate Microsoft.

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The Groklaw effect hits Becta. And yes, I am coining a new term

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Quite a long time ago (maybe in 2000), people started talking about the Slashdot effect. Being Slashdotted meant (and still means) that a truckload of computers online suddenly decide to access your site, because one of your pages was linked from Slashdot’s home page. The results on your servers used to be disastrous.

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Becta schools deal stuns British open-istas

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The open source community is up in arms today following Becta’s decision to award its open source schools project to a little-known consultancy firm.

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SELF-made site for courseware

http://www.linux.com

Where on the Web do you go for free education and training materials? A project called Science, Education and Learning in Freedom (SELF) has created a site where educators and students can upload and download courseware without charge, or create courseware collaboratively. It maintains free-as-in-freedom content, and is intended for courses on free/libre software.

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Linux in education: Open Source provides a better solution for schools

http://www.linux.com

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.

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Linux in Education: Concepts Not Applications

http://www.linuxjournal.com

One of the biggest arguments used against Linux in grade school level education is that we aren't teaching kids to use the applications they'll use in the "real world". As the Technology Director for a K-12 school district, I've heard that argument many times. After all these years, I still don't buy it.

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Saving Students from The Latest Microsoft Lock-in (Live @ edu)

http://boycottnovell.com

Two days ago Microsoft issued a press release heralding its plans to take over universities with its Windows-oriented, Live-branded offerings, which typically lock down students and bind them to Microsoft while they still are young. For background about this, see this older post.

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The Ballmer Youth

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Matt Asay suspects that Microsoft has already begun brainwashing children.

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Marble in KDE 4.1 will support OpenStreetMap

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. Marble, a virtual desktop globe application and widget for KDE desktop, will support OpenStreetMap in KDE 4.1. Once you start Marble and select "OpenStreetMap" as a theme then Marble will directly start to download OpenStreetMap tiles from the OpenStreetMap server.

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Exceptional Kids Programs for Linux

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There’s nothing worse than hearing how an entire school district is switching operating systems from Mac to Windows (or vice versa) because that’s what the “business” world relies on or some other blather. The costs associated with the transition are enormous and the whole ‘to do’ is unnecessary, because features on applications mimic one another.

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Debian GNU/Linux SuiteTelecentro: millions of users for the digital society every year

http://techforce.com.br

The Brazilian Debian GNU / Linux SuiteTelecentro benefits more than 4 millions users every year.

The Brazilian Debian GNU / Linux SuiteTelecentro is a custom solution which is currently being deployed in the Digital Inclusion Program of Banco do Brasil. SuiteTelecentro is used in approximately 2000 telecentres and computer rooms.

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