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____/ Terry Porter on Wednesday 23 Sep 2009 15:42 : \____
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:23:03 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ES: Andalusia to distribute open source laptops to schools
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>> | Distributing the laptops will cost more than 80 million euro, | El
>> Pais reports. "Each laptop will cost around 290 euro. The | government
>> has decided to configure the laptops with free | software, using the
>> operating system Guadalinex and other free | applications."
>> | [...]
>> | Spain's Prime Minister JosÃ Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's | announcement
>> in May to distribute about 450,000 laptops to | schools in the country
>> was criticised by his own party (PSOE). | Zapatero wants these laptops
>> to be fitted with Microsoft's | proprietary software. However, Leire
>> PajÃn, the party's | secretary said she wants these laptops to run only
>> open source | software.
> Thank GOD someone in a government somewhere (Spain in this case) has the
> honesty and integrity to do the right thing by the kids!
> Well done Spain, long live Leire PajÃn!
> Our Government has paid $5000 for each netbook, because they're loaded
> with Windows and other lacklustre, hobbled, restricted payware.
> Naturally, our kids are the ones who miss out.
People decide for them that they are Windows and Office users before they get
the chance to decide for themselves.
~~ Best of wishes
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