Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] Athens (Michigan) Schools Run GNU/Linux, Kids Likes It

  • Subject: [News] Athens (Michigan) Schools Run GNU/Linux, Kids Likes It
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 21:58:27 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/4.3.1
Hash: SHA1

Linux in Education: Athens Schools

,----[ Quote ]
| All in all, Athens schools are a picture perfect 
| example of how you don't need expensive proprietary 
| hardware, big powerful machines, or even proprietary 
| software to create the perfect learning environment, 
| or to properly run a school.  As I said, the bigger 
| schools would be wise to learn from Athens and use the 
| example they've set as a guide to create their own 
| Open Source learning environments.


Introducing your Child to Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| The Linux operating system offers an excellent 
| learning opportunity for children, whether for 
| educational software and games, programming, or 
| general computer skills. Charles Profitt, a K-12 
| systems administrator, shares with SmartBean the nuts 
| and bolts of introducing kids to Linux. His guidelines 
| for the why, what and how of getting going with Linux 
| and open source computing at home are lucid and 
| helpful.



Athens schools promote 'open source' computing

,----[ Quote ]
| Athens was invited because it is one of few districts in Michigan teaching on 
| Linux operating systems. Linux is a cost-free alternative to proprietary 
| systems, such as Microsoft Windows or Apple's Mac O.S. While some open source 
| software applications, such as e-mail programs, come at a cost, Linux is 
| almost entirely free. Windows or Mac systems can cost up to $400 per machine.    
| Open source means the source code for an operating system cannot be owned and 
| is available for free. 

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index