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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #53 for September 17

Sep 18, 2001, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Loss)

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"A year ago, Greek goverment decided that all public schools of Greece should be equiped with a 12 clients - 1 server lab at least, with all the machines being dual boot (Linux + win2000). Also the school books of the public technical schools have been rewritten. Now 15 year old kids learn about who, rm, cp, tar, telnet etc, and 16 year old kids learn about /dev/..., | , gnome, kde, adduser, lpr as a part of their normal everyday school lab activities. Distro is SuSE because of excellent greekalization support. Till now about 3000 labs have been delivered and are up and working, and more and more are being installed every day.

(and a hint: very important, even more than the free+open sourced things is the localization aspect : Greek tranlated HOWTOs, ispell, GNOME, installation prodecure, fonts, keyboard switch, messages etc...)

If anyone worries about the luck of linux admins, operators, programmers, power users in companies, just wait 2-3 years for the first school graduates. Greece will be a major Linux admin exporter :-)"

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