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Can We Give Every School Child in the UK a Linux Notebook and Still Save Money?

Jun 26, 2008, 22:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Spencer)

"The simple answer is 'yes' we could do it now and we will save the taxpayer millions of pounds.

"In previous posts I have documented the exponential rise in school ICT costs over the past 20 years. The articles focussed on costing ICT fully. This meant summing the costs of software purchase, software licensing, hardware replacement cycle, support costs and for the first time, electricity costs. The latter now make up 20% of the total ICT spend of a secondary school's £100,000-£200,000 [US$198,500-US$397,100/€126,200-€252,500] annual total..."

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