"David N. Trask, technology director at Vassalboro Community
School, calls it a quiet revolution and one that already is saving
his school about $5,000 a year.
"But the possibilities ahead excite Trask even more: Linux, a
computer operating system that can be downloaded for free, has the
potential to save his school alone tens of thousands of dollars, he
"And those savings, he said, come with little or no sacrifice in
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