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The Oregonian: Microsoft Puts the Squeeze on NW Schools

Apr 23, 2002, 01:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Duin)

[ Thanks to Paul Bauer for this link. ]

"Thus, it's not surprising that several schools are asking, along with Robinson in Portland, "whether we want to continue with the Microsoft platform."

"One of the options is Linux, open-source software schools can run on their desktops free of charge and without a license. Linux is particularly useful on donated computers that aren't worth the $100 Microsoft charges for a software license.

"Paul Nelson, a teacher at Riverdale, and Eric Harrison with Multnomah ESD have developed a thin-client software called K12LTSP that runs Linux. In the last nine months, they've distributed the software to 5,000 schools..."

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