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eSchool News: Linux & Learning

Nov 05, 2002, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rebecca Flowers Schamess)

[ Thanks to Jarefri for this link. ]

"In schools, you might have stolen a glimpse of some Linux-based file servers in the back office--or, rarely, a desktop workstation that's flying anything but Windows or Macintosh.

"That might all be changing. Linux is finding a core of enthusiastic fans in K-12 education. The operating system and its applications, they say, are stable, flexible, and--best of all--free.

"Schools across the country are finding that Linux can help reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO) in a number of ways. Tightening budget constraints mean schools must capitalize on their existing infrastructure. Linux can run on a processor as slow as a 386. Remember those?

"In this month's Special Report, we'll hear from those who are certain your schools can save money by migrating to a Linux environment. No way, you say? Read on..."

[Editor's Note: Free registration is required to read this article, which includes a PDF-version of the entire five-page article as it appeared in the November, 2002 issue of eSchoolNews.]

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