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[News] Popular European Linux Distro Released

  • Subject: [News] Popular European Linux Distro Released
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 04:17:37 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Debian Edu project releases Skolelinux 3.0

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| Skolelinux version 3.0 (codenamed Terra) is now available for free download, 
| the project's Oslo, Norway-based team announced on July 22. The distribution 
| supports educational institutions in over 50 countries and has become part of 
| the Debian project, where it is known as "Debian Edu."   


This is a more official announcement. Screenshots below. It's popular in
Norway's schools.


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| "The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research has founded the
| report. It covers planing or full deployment Skolelinux at 234
| schools, 33.000 client machines, and 101.000 pupils and teachers.  The
| focus is on technical issues, economy and organisation. There is also
| feedback on how the teachers uses free software in their teaching." 


Skolelinux 3.0:Debian Based Linux Distribution!

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| Skolelinux is internationally available and it is currently being translated 
| into many languages, including German, French, Norwegian, Polish, Greek and 
| Spanish.  


Open source software - A key element in Norwegian ICT-strategy

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| Last but not least we will evaluate how to promote knowledge and training 
| in open source software in further education. And we will collaborate on 
| improved educational courses on this subject at college and university 
| level.   


Microsoft bows to complaint from Linpro

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| Schools will no longer be subjected to Windows licensing for Linux or Mac 
| computers. Furthermore, Microsoft has accepted to discontinue their 
| commercial bundling which required schools to buy several Microsoft 
| products to obtain discounts.   


Microsoft Norway Demos Vista on a Mac

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| Some things just speak for themselves. In this video on the Norwegian
| site VG TV (apparently associated with Norway's largest newspaper),
| a Microsoft Norway executive demonstrates Vista on what is clearly
| an Intel iMac (they don't even bother to hide the Apple logo).


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