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Macedonia: A New Sun of Linux Freedom Rises

Nov 19, 2007, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"The Republic of Macedonia is one of the poorer nations in southeastern Europe to come from the break-up of the former Yugoslav republic. But thanks to Linux, they do have the wherewithal to get a computer to every student in the country, thanks to a program launched in 2005 known as the 'Computer for Every Child' (CEC) project.

"According to the Macedonia Ministry of Education and Science, more than 180,000 workstations running Edubuntu 7.04 have already begun to be deployed to Macedonian students. The students will share time on the computers, half in the morning and half in the afternoon..."

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