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Re: [News] Bishop Fox's Community School Installs KDE 4.3 in Network Rooms

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____/ 7 on Saturday 19 Sep 2009 03:07 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Bishop Fox's Community School
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>> | Two network rooms are based on the tiny but powerful Acer
>> | Revos which run KDE 4.3.
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>> http://www.siriusit.co.uk/clients/bishops-fox-community-school.html
>> No tax for Microsoft, whose profits are falling by over 30%!
>> Microsoft Wants 5% Cut of Each New Windows PC
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>> | Clearly, taking a $50 cut from a $300 netbook is something
>> | that most OEMs would probably find to be disadvantageous,
> It is - that is 17%. That makes factories and PC makers slaves
> to micoshaft corporation.
> 5% would give them $15. Even that is too much.
> Nobody looks to pay more than $5 to micoshaft in a free market
> and even that needs to be nailed down with justifiable
> benefits to factories that produce hardware nailing prices
> down with +/- 2% of market norms for components.
> With Linux, they don't need to pay anything to micoshaft of course
> and just employ a couple of their own Linux engineers
> for the dual purpose to port Linux to their machines and send patches
> to Linux maintainers as a way of supporting the whole
> Linux infrastructure through sharing costs and staffing
> across multiple purposes.
> Having your own Linux engineers on dual mission duties of
> looking after your own hardware and giving something to the
> Linux ecosystem is of far far more benefit to hardware
> companies than donating license fees for a trash OS that
> belongs in the bin.

KDE4 runs well with under 1GB of RAM, unlike Vista 7.  Schools should
move in the direction of GNU/Linux and make use of existing PCs.

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