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[News] GNU/Linux Brought to More Classrooms

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Linux, Learning, and Little Kids

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| Christopher Dawson has been thinking aloud about Linux in the classroom at 
| his ZDNet Education blog. Dawson, the technology director of a school 
| district in northern Massachusetts, had sixty new Classmate Convertible PCs 
| fall into his hands, and wonders if the Linux-powered machines are a better 
| option for the district.    
| [...]
| In order to make the most of the available hardware, and increase the number 
| of computers available in the children's room at the library, I assembled 
| (and simultaneously lobotomized) a few machines to run K12LTSP. K12LTSP is an 
| offshoot of the Linux Terminal Server Project customized for educational 
| environments. It calls for a desktop computer with reasonable specs, and any 
| number of thin clients (ours consisted of old desktops, sans hard drives, 
| that could boot from the network).      


To Linux or not to Linux?

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| I have yet to test Edubuntu on the Classmate. That will be happening soon and 
| obviously I need to put it through its paces before I make a decision. We 
| know that XP is pretty snappy on the little machines, though, and new 
| firewalls with some pretty heavy duty gateway anti-malware should keep them 
| running safely without performance-sapping client-side anti-virus (we, 
| unfortunately, won’t be able to send them home, meaning that the firewall and 
| weekly scans with ClamWin should do the trick).      



Linux group to discuss free software in schools

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| Kochi: The Indian Linux Users’ Group (ILUG), Kochi chapter, will discuss
| various aspects of free software education in schools in the State at its
| monthly meeting at the Internet Club in Broadway Enclave on Sunday.
| The thrust of the meeting will be to bridge the gap between the teaching
| community and the free software fraternity.

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