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[News] Big Success Stories of GNU/Linux Told by the Press

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Linux Makes the Grade

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| In 2001, Indiana officials at the Department of Education were taking stock. 
| The schools had an excellent network infrastructure and had installed 
| significant numbers of computers for 1 million public school enrollees. Yet 
| students were spending less than an hour a week on the computer. Why?   
| Shuttling students to and from computer labs and managing their time there 
| restricted computer use so much that, analysis showed, certain students had 
| access cut to less than 35 minutes a week. It was then that state officials 
| knew each student needed a computer, and Indiana's one-to-one initiative was 
| launched. But how were they to pay for such a huge project that would have 
| cost $100 million a year in software licensing alone?     



Linux Makes the Grade

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| Today, more than 100,000 Indiana school kids (in all, 300,000 high schoolers 
| are slated to receive one) have their own $298 computer and monitor with 
| numerous free software applications, and, in turn, schools across the state 
| have secure, reliable, sophisticated server systems thanks to Linux-based 
| open source technology.    


Lorie Homan column: Open-source software keeps costs down at NHS

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| The main open-source application that NHS is using is Star Office
| 8 Office Suite. It is the world's leading office productivity suite
| on the Linux operating system, and the leading alternative office
| suite on Windows.


Universities Abandon Old ERP for Open Source

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| Many universities deploy Sakai to support teaching and learning, ad hoc
| group collaboration, support for portfolios and research collaboration.
| Sakai's growing popularity could undermine commercial university
| software developers such as BlackBoard.


CoSN Releases Second Study for K-12 Open Technologies Initiative

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| The second study in the series examines inACCESS program, which has
| placed some 22,000 Linux workstations in language arts classrooms.
| "This creates a one-to-one computing environment for a least part of
| each student's day in participating schools," CoSN said in a prepared
| statement. "In California's Saugus Schools, administrators were able
| to find open-source alternatives to most proprietary enterprise
| applications and systems. In both cases schools had to carefully
| research their transition to open technologies, test applications,
| and then communicate with the end users. According to the
| administrators in charge of these initiatives, the open source
| systems have proven to be reliable, robust and cost-effective."

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