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Jan 02, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Like many schools, Parkhill Junior School in Essex, UK, was short on space and short on money, but long on the need to keep up with the ever-expanding role of technology in the classroom. Alison Seagrave, the computer curriculum development manager at Parkhill, found a way to provide her students with more computers, Internet access, and a good selection of software, all for under £1,000, using Linux.

"Seagrave was faced with the task of teaching students computer skills using aging workstations that were running Windows 98, an operating system that is no longer supported by Microsoft. She needed to provide Internet access to Parkhill's 450 pupils, ranging in age from 7 to 11 years old, but couldn't afford to purchase new operating systems, licenses, or hardware..."

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