SourceWire: UK School Switches to Linux

“The Mall School in Richmond has replaced its aging Windows 2000
PCs with a state of the art Linux thin-client network, offering
access to a wealth of educational software at a fraction of the
cost of an upgraded Microsoft-based solution. Educational
organisations, including BECTA, have recently been pointing out the
enormous potential benefits to schools of open source software such
as Linux. The Mall School is starting to make these benefits a

“A preparatory school with 350 pupils aged from five to
thirteen, the Mall School has an excellent academic reputation and
is keen to offer the very best IT facilities without blowing the

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