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Re: [News] Mandriva Targets Education With GNU/Linux Desktops

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____/ JeffM on Wednesday 28 Apr 2010 20:43 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Mandriva.Ru has released Linux for schools and universities
>>|[...]EduMandriva kit includes single-disk distribution
>>|EduMandriva One LXDE for low-productivity computers
> I'm guessing something got lost in translation.
> Perhaps "low-resource computers".
> LXDE is getting a lot of play lately:
> It gives an option that will actually run on anemic boxes
> and is really zippy on more able boxes.
>>|[...]and a DVD with additional educational software
>>|EduMandriva Addon
> Yeah, now that's the stuff.
> I missed this item the other day but noticed it
> when you mentioned it again in an education-related thread.
> This story line is one that caught my interest.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponosov's_case
> ...and again when Russia decided
> not to go with a top-down Soviet style "national OS".
> http://google.com/search?q=cache:kxQXh_GWfvsJ:tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/02/1749220+bribery+rss+*-reinvent-*-*+corruptibility+hologram+*-*-ghettoizing-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*+*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*.*-model+rss+national-*-platform+*-high-cost-and-risk+*-live-*-
> http://tinyurl.com/RussiaAbandons-NationalOS-Plan
> http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/02/1749220
> We in the USA should try some of this "openness" stuff
> in government
> --maybe even some of that "competition" stuff
> which gets so much lip service.

I think I'll get back to Mandriva/PCLOS tomorrow. It's really great stuff (just tried it).
No wonder the governments in Brazil and Russian choose this route. The multi-lingual nature
helps a lot (one of the strengths).

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