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KOffice in educational settings.

http://labs.trolltech.com

Education is what I believe is a basic human right that all people should be able to get. At a fairly early age I loved playing on the computer. At school we had a computer that we connected to a set of lamps and sending a byte to the parallel port made the lights turn on/off based on the bits that are set or unset.

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Free Online Materials Could Save Schools Billions

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Could Free-Reading offer a glimpse of the future, when big, bulky -- and expensive -- textbooks go the way of the film strip? Adam Newman of Eduventures, an education research and consulting firm in Boston, thinks so. "This is a shot across the bow for a lot of people," he says.

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Schools warned off Microsoft deal

http://news.bbc.co.uk

Microsoft is screwing UK schools in the same way it's been doing to Australian schools.

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Learn and teach geometry and algebra with GeoGebra

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GeoGebra, a GPL-licensed teaching and learning tool that integrates geometry, algebra, and calculus, benefits both teachers and students alike. Developed by Markus Hohenwarter at Florida Atlantic University, GeoGebra constructs geometrical figures and demonstrates the relationship between geometry and algebra.

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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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Microsoft matters less every 6 months

http://education.zdnet.com

Maybe not for the average corporation yet, or even the average home user, but every time Canonical releases a new version of Ubuntu (and with it comes Edubuntu), Microsoft becomes a little less the default vendor of choice for educational computing.

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On Education, Innovation, OLPC, And Open-Source

http://daveshields.wordpress.com

I used one of the new OLPC machines last week while attending the K12 Open Minds Conference for 2007 (k12openminds07) that was held last week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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LAMS Rollout Across Entire Northern Territory (Australia) School System

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

The Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) today began the rollout of Macquarie University's Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) software to all NT public schools. LAMS is freely available as open source software from Macquarie's non-profit LAMS Foundation.

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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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173 000 French students and 40 000 teachers to get Firefox on a USB key

http://standblog.org

"Jean-Paul Huchon, president of the Région Ile de France (the greater Paris local government) has announced yesterday that his administration has started distributing 220 000 USB keys with Free and Open-Source software on it, including Firefox. The recipients are mostly students (173 000 of them) and teachers (40 000)..."

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Educating the masses and squabbling at the distrotech

http://www.tuxmachines.org

I recently replied to some comments on LinuxToday regarding PCLOS as a replacement for windows and I made a remark that’s really got me thinking. The remark was regarding the impartment of knowledge to what Linux is and what applications users’ can run and do with it.

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Kubuntu Takes Over the Canary Islands

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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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Why Public Schools Should Adopt Linux

http://adamzwakk.com

I seriously don’t understand why schools don’t do this. If your school needs a PC lab, buy a whole bunch of Pentium 3 computers (or even Pentium 2) and run Ubuntu. It comes with almost everything a school computer needs. Kids in public school won’t know how to modify the system in any way and its completely safe to use.

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Linux Education in America: Inspiration from Russia?

http://lxer.com

The reason that the Russian announcement is funny boils down to the perception over the years that Russia equates to totalitarianism, whilst here in America we're all about Freedom and innovation.

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'Open Minds' want Linux and open source in American schools

http://www.linux-watch.com

Many other countries are turning to Linux and open-source for their school-house computer needs, and now there's a conference for those who want to bring it to schools in the U.S.

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