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Microsoft Pulls an EDGI in Russia to Block GNU/Linux in Schools

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Microsoft is dumping Windows on all Russian schools in order to hinder the nationwide migration to GNU/Linux, which it has already attempted to derail several times before

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New Zealand School Shows Microsoft the Door

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Familiarity undoubtedly ranks among the largest barriers to open source adoption — software, like so many other things, is habit-forming. Much of that familiarity, at least among younger users, comes from the prevalence of proprietary applications in education, an area awash with government regulations, competitive bidding, and its own habit-induced hangups.

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NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

http://www.cio.com.au

A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

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Is this for real?

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When I was in high school, during IT classes we worked with DOS, WordPerfect for DOS and BASIC. When my sister showed me her school textbook ‘Information technologies for gymnasium’, I was expecting tons of Windows screenshots. But, I was surprised.

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Nicaragua is Moving to GNU/Linux for Independence

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Schools across Nicaragua are the latest part of this nation which is being digitally liberated

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What Microsoft Does to GNU/Linux in Russian Schools

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As Russia prepares to move to GNU/Linux Microsoft is sitting on its veins

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Free Software for All Russian Schools in Jeopardy

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Last year Russia announced an ambitious plan to use free software for all its schools. Now, it seems, things aren't going so smoothly. Funds have been cut back, faulty discs containing free software were sent out - and Microsoft is offering special deals on Windows XP...

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Laptop for every pupil in Uruguay

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Uruguay has joined the small number of nations providing a laptop for every child attending state primary school.

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A math teacher with his students bring Desktop4education to austrian schools

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This is an introduction to a case study that was published recently, this case study is a good example for everyone of us, if we need to extend the use of opensource and especially Linux we need to start from the basic, that are our children, and the best place where to start , are the schools .

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Linux in Education: Athens Schools

http://www.raiden.net

One of the things I love to hear about is success stories of Linux in education, especially in the K12 arena. Early adoption and exposure to Linux and Open Source has the very positive effect of opening the horizons of these students to the vast array of options available to them.

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Schools start to move to OpenOffice

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The administration of the Danish municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk is installing OpenOffice on some 1700 school desktop PCs, in Germany the city of Münster has started a pilot using OpenOffice in schools

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Are Schools Giving Students The Wrong Idea About Technology?

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Students being taught proprietary systems exclusively will come out of school knowing only those particular systems. Where’s the versatility there? Who exactly would that benefit?

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Is Microsoft Trying to Derail Another Massive Migration to GNU/Linux in Brazil?

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Microsoft brings "Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum" to a country whose schools abandon Windows en masse

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[Brazilian] Brazil schools go Linux, 26 thousand computer labs

http://portal.mec.gov.br

Google translate text: Approximately ten million students in basic education will benefit this year with the delivery of 26 thousand computer labs.

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Why aren't schools adopting open source?

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Recently I had a bit of a run-in with my daughter’s high school. She was undergoing an eShool class over the summer titled “Computer Applications” and it turns out the class only actually “covered” Office Suites - namely Microsoft Office. Now in our household we do not own a copy of Microsoft Office. Instead we use OpenOffice and have never had an issue - that is, until now.

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