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How to Get FOSS Boxes from Microsoft in Calif.--For Free

Oct 12, 2007, 21:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"It's now possible for public school districts in California (and maybe Iowa) to acquire decent Free Open Source Software computers, courtesy of Microsoft. The purpose of this article is to lay out the basic process involved, because the documentation available on the official websites is murky, at best. Hopefully this article will summarize the process a bit. Also, since Iowa just announced the conclusion of its settlement with Microsoft, it is possible that a similar process will apply there in Iowa.

"I am a volunteer systems administrator for a public charter middle school in northern California. Any student in the entire state of California can attend this school, which has asked that its name not be used in connection with this article..."

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