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LinuxInsider: Stretching the Education Dollar With Linux

Apr 03, 2007, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)

"As the cost of equipping classrooms with everything from chalk to chairs continues to escalate, many school districts are turning to open source solutions as a viable alternative to expensive software for in-class computers. School IT managers are discovering not only that Linux-based distributions a great way to save money, but also that allowing users access to the software's underlying source code may introduce students to technical aptitude they didn't know they had.

"Many proprietary software and hardware vendors offer educational institutions 'discounts' on products or services, but for many schools, open source software remains a better option for several reasons..."

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