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DesktopLinux: Indian Schools to Use Homebrew Debian Distro

Sep 27, 2006, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Earlier this month we learned via an AP story that the southern Indian state of Kerela is in the process of migrating all computers in its 12,500 high schools from Windows to Linux. Today, learned what distribution they plan to use: a homegrown, Debian-offshoot dubbed 'IT@School GNU/Linux.'

"IT@School GNU/Linux is a customized, single-CD distribution that includes the applications typically required by a high school student or teacher, according to the project. Apart from a wide range of typical desktop software, it also contains educational programs such as TuxPaint, Ghemical, Kalzium, DrGeo, and Gcompris..."

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