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Linux, not the cloud, will save schools

Sep 21, 2009, 18:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Spencer)

[ Thanks to e5rebel for this link. ]

"We know Gordon's Education Secretary Mr Balls has a long-term Orwellian fantasy whereby ICT is delivered to all schools from a centralised, Cloud-based app-store run by the Cabinet Office.

"Such desire for total control probably exceeds even my jaded imagination but with luck he will run out of money and time to realise such a nightmarish vision. Even if you have no qualms about 'Big-State' control you can bet that there would be only a very few chosen vendors allowed to provide state ICT (Capita, Serco, RM, Microsoft would be about right). Down with the Cloud, I say."

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