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How to Sell Linux to Schools- Part 2

http://linuxandall.wordpress.com

Building on the last post, I welcome the opportunity to share some of my experiences with deploying Linux in schools. It is a very broad topic however I will stay with the previous outline. First of all, it is a matter of migrating schools to Linux, not selling them. Second, the approach is different based on whether the school in located in a developing country, the EU or North America.

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Chinese and Latvian Governments Promote Free(dom) Software and GNU/Linux

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China subsidises adoption of GNU/Linux and AFP has published the report "cash-strapped Latvia mulls switching from Microsoft"

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Microsoft Pays Ziff Davis to Promote Windows Vista

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Ziff Davis, a supposedly objective publisher, is publicly promoting Microsoft products for the company's dollars

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Announcing the “We’re Linux” video contest finalists

http://www.linux-foundation.org

The journey that begin during last football season with the realization that Microsoft paid Jerry Seinfeld $10 million for his appearance in their ads is almost over. The judging for the We’re Linux video contest has been completed and I’m pleased to announce the finalists.

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Introducing pointy-haired bosses to FOSS

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

Mike Dailey tries to convince us gave me the impression that moving to Linux is an all-or-nothing proposal. That's plain ridiculous. An undertaking of that scale is a gigantic project, which no CIO will endorse. What you can do is introduce FOSS technology in the enterprise, step by step. Once it has proven itself you may take the next step.

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Linux, It Does a Body Good: Approachable Promotion Efforts

http://ostatic.com

Remember the IBM "Peace, Love, Linux" campaign? I remember seeing Tux's smiling face on taxi cab billboards (and spray painted on sidewalks) all over Boston. I can't discount that the ad's approach and playfulness wasn't some sort of subliminal influence.

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Selling open source to the powers-that-be

http://www.itwire.com

The idea of thinking up a hypothetical situation and then asking a group of qualified panellists to visualise how each would react to it is nothing new.

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Linux is not good for you…

http://fred.dao2.com

A friend of mine was telling me how she went to buy a new computer, asked to have Linux on it, and was told “Linux is not good for you at home” and that she shouldn’t worry, they’ll just install her Windows XP and all the things she really needs, “for free”.

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Another Reason to Run GNU/Linux...

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

...And a pretty important one: "The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant." So why might GNU/Linux help? Well...

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The Wrong Way To Sell Linux

http://blog.linuxtoday.com

It seems that anymore all we hear about Linux and FOSS is it's free of cost, and that desktop Linux is just as good as Windows because it's all pointy-clicky and you don't have to touch the nasty command line which is frightening and must be avoided, and "just like Mac and Windows" you don't have to learn a thing because it's all magic.

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Microsoft Appoints Robert Duffner to Fight Freedom and Harm GNU/Linux

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A new Microsoft guy, Robert Duffner, is 'marketed' to the press where he promotes open source just on Windows

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Help Spread Linux… Don’t Preach It!

http://hehe2.net

What does using Linux mean to you? Do you simply use it because it works best for you? While at its heart Linux itself, is nothing more than a software kernel, to many people it is much more. It is a mission, a mission to show the big industry players just what the common user can do without their help.

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5 Things YOU Can Do to Help Open Source

http://www.internetling.com

I know a lot of people who use open source every day, from OpenOffice to the GIMP and Linux, open source has something for everyone. Recently I was asked how could someone give back to the developers of Free Software?

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Top 10 Responses to Why Should I Use Linux? - A Linux Evangelists’ Reference

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If you’re a Linux enthusiast like me, you’ve probably tried to convert a few people over to Linux from another operating system. Even though you succeed many times, there are always a few ‘geniuses’ out there who need some real persuading to switch over to Linux.

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Government/corporate project declares plan to promote OSS within the EU

http://www.linux.com

An ambitious initiative that aims to bring open source software to a new level in Europe hopes to make competition with US companies more interesting. QualiPSo is a four-year project partly funded by the EU. Its mission is to "bring together the major players of a new way to use and deploy open source software (OSS), fostering its quality and trust from corporations and governments."

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