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Feb 02, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Loss)

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"Leon Brooks kept us updated on the educationaLinux miniconf being held at LCA2003 in Perth Australia. Here's an excerpt from his conference wrapup:

"The educationaLinux miniconf was excellent; Day One started out with Kathryn Moyle from the South Australian government, included many highly informative presentations through the day, and finished on the unforgettable Randy Appleton telling us about NMU's use of Linux, with interesting side-tales such as the day the US Army's Military Police came knocking, ready to arrest one of NMU's professors. Day two emphasised LTSP and other network booting options, and wound up with an excellent Round Table, ending with each participant telling us what they would do with Linux Australia to further the educational cause here. One result of this miniconf was the formation of the ALLIES list, working to co-ordinate Linux-oriented lobbying efforts in Australia's education sector. There were 42 participants in the educationaLinux stream.

"Mike Eschman's series of informational postings with lesson plans for math and science, dealing with bodies in the solar system has progressed to Venus...

"Infomatics posted this article about Sun's efforts to convince UK schools to switch to StarOffice. Sun hopes to get StarOffice adoption up to perhaps 20% within eighteen months..."

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