"Tux the penguin may become the preferred mascot of
America's financially strained public education system - for Linux
represents a way to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars
More than 98 percent of the schools in the U.S. have Internet
access, according to a recent Department of Education report. But
software costs can be prohibitive, especially now that Microsoft is
stepping up efforts to stop license infringement in schools,
forcing them to pay for every single copy of Windows they run.
IT specialist Kirk Rheinlander and others are volunteering their
time to install a computer network in the Fort Collins, Colorado,
K-12 charter school where his boys are enrolled. For him, open
source was the logical choice."