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

“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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