|Lee H. Marzke on 14 May 2012 21:25:57 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] Can FOSS help school districts in trouble?|
The Ubuntu local user group was collecting old laptops 2 years ago, loading netbook remix, and giving dozens away to schools from what I remember. Liz would know more. Schools might better understand how to make use of pre-configured laptops given to them than trying to convince them why they should reload their own computers with Linux. -- Lee Marzke ----- Reply message ----- From: "Bill East" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, May 14, 2012 21:32 Subject: [PLUG] Can FOSS help school districts in trouble? To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Sam Gleske <email@example.com> wrote: > I agree. I've been thinking about showcasing something like this to a > local school in my area. I don't know about any statistical spending but I > think with a little bit of education for the educational system they'll > begin to change their minds. > I mentioned this a year or so ago - my kids' parochial school had a passel of laptops, decommissioned from a local pharma outfit, running Linux with a nice front-end that presented a bunch of links and FOSS applications for the young kids. I wanted to find out who had put this together for them but had no luck. The hardware costs aside, this seemed like a great solution for them. With regards to the training and maintenance, I guess what might help would be specific distros for education, relatively bulletproof and with a core of educational IT folks supporting each other. Maybe the Gates foundation could cut a check for a grant?...
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