Five Reasons that Prevent My ‘School’ from Adopting Open Source

“Recently the NZ government aggressively pushed the adoption
(some say too early adoption) of open source software (NeoOffice)
for their Macs. I found this a fascinating discussion but in the
end unrelated to my situation because while my heart goes out for
the permeation of open source for the sanity of the global IT
customer/user, my own school (in a non-western country) is eons
away from moving towards open source awareness let alone

“A bit about my ‘school’: My school (without naming names) is a
small set-up for advanced learning; with about 50+ computers for
faculty and students. All computers run Microsoft Windows 2000 or

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