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BusinessWire: Initiative Puts 80,000 GNOME Computers Into Extremadura, Spain Students' Hands

Jun 18, 2003, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Nicholas Donovan for this link. ]

"Representatives of the Junta of Extremadura (regional government) announced that a sweeping initiative has put 80,000 computers in schools across that region. The announcement came at the 4th annual GNOME Users and Developers European Conference (GUADEC) in Dublin, Ireland.

"The program, which was instituted last year, has just completed installation in schools, with a ratio of one computer for every two students. All of the computers are using a customized version of Linux, called GNU/LinEx, and features the GNOME desktop. Other free software productivity programs are also installed on every computer. The total cost savings exceeded 18 million euros, or nearly one third of the total budget of 67 million euros..."

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