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[News] A Case for Free Software Migration in New York Schools

  • Subject: [News] A Case for Free Software Migration in New York Schools
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 02:19:34 +0100
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NYC Schools Overpaying For Proprietary Software

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| What about the fact that open source applications 
| require more customization and hands-on knowledge 
| on the part of administrators?
| Fitzgerald admitted that open source software 
| "requires you devote more time at the outset." 
| But on the other hand, he told me, "you are 
| spending your money in-house, and the skills you 
| acquire developing the tool stay within your 
| school district." 



Free software a back-to-school bargain

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| It's up to the purchaser to equip a new laptop with usable software and that
| additional cost can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, the Internet is a
| treasure trove of free software that will replicate most of the expensive
| retail products for a Windows, Mac or Linux computer.


Back To School With Linux!

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| I just received my first back to school notice in my email box. It came from
| PCMagazine.  They're touting "Back to School software."  But they also
| feature a review of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.
| I looked it over and I'm not impressed.  You can read the review here.  If
| you currently run Windows XP, well, you'll want to know about "XP Mode."
| This is virtualization software that allows XP users to run XP legacy
| software in Windows 7.  Problem is, it doesn't work very well.
| And other questions about Windows 7 are cropping up.  John C. Dvorak's column
| details some of the backlash.


Walking a Kid Home

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| Linux Against Poverty amassed for us almost 100 ready-to-go computers.
| Plug 'em in and they are ready to go to work. It was in every sense of the
| word, a blessing.

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