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Wired: Penguin Enrolls in U.S. Schools

Aug 20, 2001, 17:48 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angel Gonzalez)
"Tux the penguin may become the preferred mascot of America's financially strained public education system - for Linux represents a way to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for software.

More than 98 percent of the schools in the U.S. have Internet access, according to a recent Department of Education report. But software costs can be prohibitive, especially now that Microsoft is stepping up efforts to stop license infringement in schools, forcing them to pay for every single copy of Windows they run.

IT specialist Kirk Rheinlander and others are volunteering their time to install a computer network in the Fort Collins, Colorado, K-12 charter school where his boys are enrolled. For him, open source was the logical choice."

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