Another School Goes Linux

Posted: March 2, 2007 in Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Technology, Technology Integration

I already mentioned the Ohio school district that was planning to install Linux on legacy computers that are running Windows ME.  Today I read an article, “Microsoft Windows ousted at California school district,” that a district in Northern California will now run SUSE Linux.  The technology director, Heather Carver, describes some of the challenges faced in the switch but shares that the cost was $2500.00 per school as opposed to $100,000.00 per school if they had upgraded the Windows systems.  She also points out the savings on not having to purchase Microsoft Office at a cost of $100.00 per computer since they can now run a similar FREE office suite:  OpenOffice.

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