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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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Free software adoption here

Free software adoption here in the states for education is pretty pathetic. They're teaching kids that that a "computer = Windows" and that Office is the only solution for writing papers. Dedicating classes to making people dependent on proprietary software really needs to stop. I'd really love to see more school switching to GNU/Linux or at least teaching them to use free software in Windows instead of proprietary software.

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