"Providing high school students with PCs is seen as a first step
to preparing them for a technology-literate future, but in the
Philippines many schools cannot afford to provide computing
facilities so after a successful deployment of 13,000 Fedora Linux
systems from a government grant, plans are underway to roll out
another 10,000 based on Ubuntu.
"Visiting Australia to discuss Linux and open source software in
education at this year's linux.conf.au in Melbourne, independent
open source consultant Ricardo Gonzalez, said there were a number
of factors that led to Linux being chosen over the venerable
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