"Besides SLED's usual assortment of programs, such as Firefox
for Web browsing, Evolution for e-mail and OpenOffice for office
work, Novell and HP will be jointly offering a repository of more
than 40 open-source applications, including math, art and word
games, to improve student learning. In addition, applications for
school administration and instruction will be available for
teachers and administrators. This repository will be available in
"Stevens said that that the delay is because Novell and HP are
still certifying this set of education programs for use with this
particular platform. What this means for you is that when you call
HP for first and second-tier support, they'll not only be able to
help you with SLED on the PC, but with these applications as well.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time a PC company is
offering free and open-source software support, beyond the
operating system and Web browsers, to customers."