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Wired News: Extremadura Measures: Linux

Apr 22, 2002, 17:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julia Scheeres)

[ Thanks to A. Chavan for this link. ]

"The poorest region of Spain has adopted Linux as the official operating system of pulic schools and offices, in hopes of improving the area's vast technological and economic lag.

"The move by the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, a rural zone that borders Portugal, will mark the first time a European public school system has switched to open source, said Luis Millán Vázquez de Miguel, the community's minister of education, science and technology.

"The government has burned 80,000 CDs with the Debian Linux operating system and software ranging from text editors to an Internet browser. The disks will be sent to the area's 670 schools and distributed to the public through newspaper inserts..."

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