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DesktopLinux.com: California Prison Program Offers Mandrake to Schools

Mar 31, 2003, 11:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jill Ratkevic)

[ Thanks to jill for this link. ]

"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 Coordinator..."

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