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ZDNet Education: Not Your Father's Linux

Sep 28, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"Considering that Marc Wagner's recent article, Who is killing desktop Linux? generated more talkbacks and controversy than any other Ed Tech blog post before it, I figured that Linux was worth revisiting. I've blogged about my own less than successful attempts to roll out Linux here at my high school in an effort to save money, avoid licensing hassles, and otherwise circumvent what stinks about the bad boys of Redmond. I have also been the first to admit that my own lack of expertise in various 'nix distros was certainly part of the problem. Yet since I consider myself an above average user and a decent systems administrator, I concluded that from a TCO, time=money, training, and stress perspective, Linux was effectively dead in my kind of environment (at least on the desktop, no matter how cool my Computer Club and I thought it was)..."

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