DesktopLinux.com: California Prison Program Offers Mandrake to Schools
Mar 31, 2003, 11:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Mandrake Linux is now being offered as part of the California
Department of Corrections Computer Refurbishing Program. The Linux
desktop OS will join Microsoft Windows as an option in a joint
partnership between the California Department of Corrections (CDC)
and the Technology Training Foundation of America (TTFA).
"California schools can choose to have the Mandrake Linux
desktop pre-installed on reconditioned computer systems from an
inmate-run refurbishing program.The computers are made available to
eligible schools for free by the TTFA.
"'The plan is to give all schools another option. They may now
choose to receive Mandrake as the operating system provided on
their system. Offering California Public Schools the option to
receive computers loaded with the Linux Operating System, free of
charge, will allow schools one more opportunity to utilize the
refurbished computers immediately.' commented Ray Kirkpatrick,
Supervisor of Vocational Instruction, Computer Refurbishing Program