60 Thousand Russian Teachers Will Learn Linux by the End of 2009
Sep 04, 2009, 16:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Svetlana Gladkova)
"So various initiatives emerge in Russia that are all intended
to promote open-source software that is considered to be more
friendly to the national interests of the country. One of such
initiatives is transition of Russian schools from Microsoft
products (that are often pirated and could thus easily become a
reason for huge problems for teachers) to open-source products,
including Linux and Open Office.
"As part of the initiative, Russian schools have already
received CDs with Linux and other open-source tools distribution
kits so that such solutions could be installed even in the schools
with no broadband internet access. But of course such a large-scale
deployment is not that easy to carry out without help of qualified
professionals who can make it possible."