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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."

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