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"Shane Geddes is one of the first batch of students to enrol in New Zealand's first high school that uses only free and open source software - the Albany Senior High School in Auckland.

"What marks Geddes (pic below) out from most of the other 17-year-olds who are now about to enter year 11 is that he is one of three students who have taken to the new software so much that he, along with two others, has completed two software projects for the school.

"The infrastructure was set up by the same company - Open Systems Solutions - that provided the software and hardware for the school. After that, young Geddes went and tweaked the configuration files of the various applications used using the command line, until he got things looking the way the school wanted."

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