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Down with Windows! Russian schools turn to free software

http://russiatoday.ru

A free online alternative to the Windows operating system is set to be introduced in schools in three Russian regions by 2009. If the pilot project proves successful, all schools across the country will make the switch a year later.

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Kerala shuts windows, schools to use only Linux

http://www.indianexpress.com

Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to completely banish Microsoft and allow only GNU/Linux free software to be used in the mandatory IT test at the state SSLC examinations that half a million students will appear for from next week. Till last year, they could take the exam using either free software or the Microsoft platform. Not anymore.

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Open-source advocates to build free PCs for needy schools

http://www.linuxworld.com

For years, open source software advocates have been holding "installfests," gatherings to help others learn how to install and use Linux and other open source applications on computers.

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Village School Director Backs Linux

http://www.kommersant.com

Alexander Ponosov, director of the school in the village of Sepych, Perm Territory, who has found guilty of installing pirated Windows software in 12 school computers, has changed jobs. He is now engaged in popularizing the free Linux operating system, Window's biggest competitor, after winning a competition held by the Russian Federal Education Agency (Rosobrazovanie) to test Linux in school computers in three regions of the country. Ponosov received wide attention after the local prosecutor charged him with installing pirated software in school computers.

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Schools will increase spending on open source

http://www.linuxworld.com

Educational institutions will increase spending on open-source software and services over the next few years, but that doesn't mean proprietary software will be left in the dark, according to a new report covering 14 countries.

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Teachers becoming Free Software advocates as GNU/Linux finds its perfect home in Kerala's schools

http://www.freelists.org

I am inviting you to see the schools in my district.There you can see how reachers handling linux .Of course there is some problems in Printer Driver but it can be solved in the new versions .You must realise the Propreitory Rights .It is a new OS it will take some time to establish .You are listing the problems are your problems only

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Why schools should exclusively use free software

http://www.gnu.org

"...Teaching the students to use free software, and to participate in the free software community, is a hands-on civics lesson. It also teaches students the role model of public service rather than that of tycoons. All levels of school should use free software." -- via edte.ch http://edte.ch/2008/01/13/why-schools-should-exclusively-use-free-software/

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A Linux thin client for every child

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In September this year, the Macedonian government announced one of the most ambitious educational technology projects ever proposed: to provide 180,000 of its school-age children with computer access.

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Birmingham City Schools will be first in [USA] to get $200 XO laptops

http://blog.al.com

Birmingham city schools will be the first in the nation to receive laptop computers designed for children in third-world countries under an agreement completed over the weekend, Mayor Larry Langford announced Monday.

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Glimpsing Nigeria's digital lifeline

http://news.bbc.co.uk

In March this year, the scruffy [Galadima primary school] became part of a remarkable experiment. It was the first in Africa to get its hands on the so-called $100 laptop, a rugged device aimed at helping children in the developing world get the most from their education.

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Microsoft deals with open source software in Russian schools using Chinese experience

http://eng.cnews.ru

The company Microsoft Rus together with Intel and Volnoye Delo Fund intends to double the number of school PC in Russia in the near future. The software installed on computers within the charity project launched by the fund will cost four-fold less than within the existing education projects, i.e. MS Office + Windows XP will be supplied for $3.

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Uruguay buys first '$100 laptops'

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The first official order for the so-called "$100 laptop" has been placed by the government of Uruguay.

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U.K. agency takes Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading

http://www.zdnetasia.com

Becta, the United Kingdom government's adviser on IT in schools, has taken Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading over anti-competitive practices--but open source campaigners say Becta is still effectively promoting Microsoft.

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Lady of Lourdes College goes Open Source

http://fossed.blogspot.com

Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation has followed the footsteps of Royal Roads University, Durham Academy, and Handsworth Grammar School by using Free and Open Source Software in their classroom. But this time, the school's administrators decided to take it one step further: eliminate all proprietary software from their computers and their courses and use FOSS exclusively.

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Kubuntu Takes Over the Canary Islands

http://fridge.ubuntu.com

The Canary Islands have two derivatives of Kubuntu, one which is being installed in all their schools and one used by the largest university. The Jornadas de Software Libre conference at The University of La Laguna, took place in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, from the 18th-21st September 2007. It was organised by the university’s Software Libre Office (OSL).

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