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Paperless Schools and Linux Notebooks for Every Kid

Jul 01, 2008, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

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"I was very interested in this piece from Computerworld U.K., titled 'Can we give every school child in the U.K. a Linux notebook and still save money?' It provides a cost breakdown of what it would take to give every student a Linux notebook, compared to the costs schools in the U.K. currently face for software licenses, other technology fees, and printing and photocopying. According to the author of this story, the fees for printing and photocopying alone at schools are staggering--to the point where if electronic materials replaced much of the printed materials, there would be enough money to give each student a low-cost Linux notebook. Would this work in the U.S...?"

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