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[News] Computer for Every Child in Macedonia is a Linux Computer

  • Subject: [News] Computer for Every Child in Macedonia is a Linux Computer
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 21:26:08 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Macedonia: A New Sun of Linux Freedom Rises

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| The Republic of Macedonia is one of the poorer nations in southeastern Europe 
| to come from the break-up of the former Yugoslav republic. But thanks to 
| Linux, they do have the wherewithal to get a computer to every student in the 
| country, thanks to a program launched in 2005 known as the "Computer for 
| Every Child" (CEC) project.    



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| A batch of 7,000 PCs with Ubuntu Linux have been sent to Macedonian schools, 
| the first of a collection that Ubuntu sponsor Canonical expects will reach 
| 20,000.  



All Macedonian students to use Linux desktops

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| NComputing announced this week that its multi-user virtual desktop software 
| and low-cost virtual PC terminals will be used to equip every school child in 
| the Republic of Macedonia, formerly part of Yugoslavia, with a Linux desktop.  


Russian Linux (ALTLinux) to be installed in every school in Russia

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| Russian OS is to be installed on every school computer in Russia by 2009. 
| Furthermore, every pupil will get the opportunity to operate the applied 
| software produced in Russia, Leonid Reiman, acting Minister of Communication 
| stated at a press conference. According to Mr. Reiman, that might 
| significantly reduce Russian dependence on foreign software.    


One Laptop Per Macedonian Child

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| I am Novica Nakov of Free Software Macedonia and the Macedonian 
| Government announced a project about computers in education in
| December 2006. The ambitious project "Computer for every student" 
| is now under way.


Municipality of Makedonska Kamenica Migrated to OpenOffice.org

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| As a result of the training for OpenOffice.org conducted by
| Metamorphosis Foundation and USAID?s project for successful
| decentralization - Make Decentralization Work Project for employees
| of the Macedonia's local self-government units, municipality of
| Makedonska Kamenica started to actively use OpenOffice.org on
| all computers in the municipality.


Macedonia: Employees from 22 Municipalities Trained to Use OpenOffice.org

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| Representatives of the following municipalities attended the training 
| (municipalities with blue colour on the map): Arachinovo, Berovo, 
| Bogovinje, Valandovo, Vinica, Dojran, Zhelino, Karbinci, Kratovo, Krushevo,
| Lipkovo, Mavrovo and Rostushe, Makedonska Kamenica, Mogila, Novaci, Novo 
| Selo, Plasnica, Saraj, Sopishte, Studenichani, Tearce and Centar Zhupa.


OpenOffice.org Training for Local Self-government Units in Macedonia

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| About 100 employees in 25 Macedonian municipalities will be trained
| during the six day training. 


(Macedonia) Announcement: Citizens Have the Right to Choose

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| Considering that the computer literacy trainings for the general
| population announced by the Government of Republic of Macedonia
| are in general a positive move for development of information
| society, the Metamorphosis Foundation and the NGO Free Software
| Macedonia encourage the Government to provide right to choose for
| the citizens, by offering trainings for use of free and open
| source (FOSS) also.
| [...]
| Macedonian citizens continue to show great interest in FOSS use.
| The latest example is the support they collectively provided by
| partially covering the expenses for publishing the CD "Get Your
| Job Done," distributed in 5.000 copies.


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