"As the cost of equipping classrooms with everything from chalk
to chairs continues to escalate, many school districts are turning
to open source solutions as a viable alternative to expensive
software for in-class computers. School IT managers are discovering
not only that Linux-based distributions a great way to save money,
but also that allowing users access to the software's underlying
source code may introduce students to technical aptitude they
didn't know they had.
"Many proprietary software and hardware vendors offer
educational institutions 'discounts' on products or services, but
for many schools, open source software remains a better option for
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