Australian State Rolls Out Windows Netbooks but Adds FOSS
Aug 28, 2009, 01:33 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Over the next four years, each Year 9 student will
receive one of the devices as a gift, which they can keep once they
have left school. A total 267,000 netbooks will be handed out over
the course of the program, which is part of the Rudd
Government’s $2.2 billion Digital Education Revolution.
"Many spokespeople from the free and open source software
community feel that a Linux-based operating system would have been
a better choice for students in Australia, but the netbooks will be
pre-installed with a variety of open source software."