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ZDNet UK: UK School Showcases Linux Suite

Jan 18, 2006, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"An Essex junior school that has used open source software to cut the cost of setting up and running its computer room was showing off its IT infrastructure to a group of UK head teachers on Wednesday.

"Parkhill Junior School, in Essex, has been using a bank of recycled computers running open source applications since July last year. The computers, which are five year old Pentium II Viglen PCs that have been borrowed from the local council, run Linux from a CD-ROM. The Linux Live CD, which was provided by open source consultancy SimpleICT (formerly SchoolLINUX), includes the Mozilla Firefox browser and the Abiword word processing application..."

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