The Barum commune has asked the Norwegian government for 1.15
million Norwegian kroners [US$173,435/€144,500] to implement a
Linux solution for 15,000 students, 40 schools, and 1,200
According to an article at digi.no, project manager Hilde Flugon
indicated that the commune does not want to be stuck in a Windows
world. They have chosen to use SUSE Linux and are currently looking
for a supplier and contractor to handle installation and
maintenance for the project.
The plan is to have all systems up and running within 12
Schools in Tanum and Emma-Hjort have already begun using such a
Linux solution, which has made IT maintenance easier and more
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