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InfoWorld: French Students to Get Open-Source Software on USB Key

Feb 05, 2007, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Sayer)

"French authorities will give out 175,000 USB memory sticks loaded with open-source software to Parisian high-school students at the start of the next school year.

"The sticks will give the students, aged 15 and 16, the freedom to access their e-mail, browser bookmarks and other documents on computers at school, home, a friend's house or in an Internet café--but at a much lower cost than providing notebook computers for all, a spokesman for the Greater Paris Regional Council said Friday.

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