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23,000 Linux PCs Forge Education Revolution in Philippines

Jan 29, 2008, 13:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

[ Thanks to Inkslinger for this link. ]

"Providing high school students with PCs is seen as a first step to preparing them for a technology-literate future, but in the Philippines many schools cannot afford to provide computing facilities so after a successful deployment of 13,000 Fedora Linux systems from a government grant, plans are underway to roll out another 10,000 based on Ubuntu.

"Visiting Australia to discuss Linux and open source software in education at this year's linux.conf.au in Melbourne, independent open source consultant Ricardo Gonzalez, said there were a number of factors that led to Linux being chosen over the venerable Microsoft Windows..."

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