"In this introductory article, I summarize the benefits of using
OpenSource software in an educational environment, where budgets
are often tight and staffing support is minimal. Using a Linux
'thin-client' configuration, this article shows the stark contrast
between a Microsoft based lab and a Linux lab.
"There are roughly four billion people on the earth who are too
poor to have independent access to any form of computer technology.
However, a super majority of the world's economy is driven by
information technology and computer skills are a key ingredient to
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