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..."