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[News] The Story of GNU/Linux Adoption at Californian School

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Connecting with the Do'ers...Here's Your Shot.

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| In the summer of 2000, I was reading lots of news about waves of viruses that 
| would be coming up. Holden and I knew each other from discussing politics in 
| the elevator during the 2000 election cycle, so I knew that he was a computer 
| sys admin for a law firm in that building, and asked him what was the best 
| anti-virus software.    
| He said "Linux".
| After many conversations with Holden about the ups and downs of using Linux 
| for my office, I decided that my fear of viruses was greater than my anxiety  
| about an unknown operating system called Linux, and so I ordered a bunch of 
| computer parts on the Internet which Holden proceeded to build into the first 
| of several machines that he would build for me.   
| [...]
| But we would need help making the lab work. We looked around together, and I 
| found a guy by the name of Steve Hargadon who put in a commercial bid to 
| build a Linux lab very reasonably. I mean VERY reasonably. In fact, the price 
| was so low that it surprised the principal.   
| That Linux lab ran for two years without a reboot.
| And we place an additional 12 GNU-Linux machines in other teachers' 
| classrooms. 



Koreans to showcase open source experience in Cebu summit

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| KIPA has been actively pushing open source use in government. One of its
| projects resulted in a local version of Linux (called Buyeo) now used in
| nearly 200 schools in South Korea.
| KIPA is likewise working to make Linux more readily available to companies in
| Korea. It has publicly stated its goal to run 40 percent of servers in the
| country on open source.
| [...]
| Hansoft, meanwhile, will also be sending speakers to the conference. The
| company is one of Korea's biggest software firms and has active participation
| in various open source projects, including Asianux, a Linux version targeted
| at Asian markets.



Schools across Japan may switch to Linux

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| Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported late last week that the
| Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to introduce
| the open-source operating system Linux for use within classrooms
| across the country in the near future.

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