"Things have been pretty quiet on the educational front for the
last two weeks. We've had some discussion about how to wire new
schools with Linux in mind, and how to set up and use Wikis in
"Dave Prentice is looking for a Linux desktop publishing program
to replace the beta version of FrameMaker he's been using in his
high school DTP class. He's looking into iceSculptor, which won't
be shipped till January. Other possibilities are XClamation from
Axene, although the Axene website seems to have disappeared,
ImPress, and LyX. KWord and StarWriter were also mentioned, but
these are more wordprocessors than desktop publishing packages.
ArtStream was also mentioned. The problem with most of these is
that they're either not true desktop publishing packages or they're
too expensive for an educational environment. We'd welcome any
other suggestions for affordable ways to teach desktop publishing
"We saw Evan Leibovitch's ZDNet article on advocating Linux
to Jamaican educators. We've since contacted the Jamaica Computer
Society's Education Foundation and offered whatever assistance
they'd like in presenting Linux to Jamaican educators."
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