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Linux in education: a genuine alternative

Dec 29, 2010, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Morrison)

"Using free software in education is not just about saving money. It's also about preserving choice, not locking a student's experience into a certain way of doing something.

"With Linux, there's no vendor lock-in. Free software is more likely to be open-standards compliant, and it's going to be more open to different languages, localities and curricula.

"It also removes what can sometimes be a barrier to learning; using the same software on your own machine at home. And because there's usually more than one piece of open source software for a job, free software makes it easier to broaden your experience and look at a variety of methods for completing that job."

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