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Hoosier Daddy? In Indiana Schools, it's Linux

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by ffreeloader, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    Open source just keeps on making more and more inroads into what has been MS-only territory for a long time. The following article comes from crn.com, an online magazine targeted toward VAR's and technology integrators.

    While 20,000 desktops is only a drop in the bucket so far, Indiana's educational department seems clearly dedicated to expanding this program as rapidly as possible. Other states will be watching how this turns out and will be following suit as the benefits for making the move are substantial.

    The value of having Linux skills is going to just keep on growing. And, as more and more kids are introduced to using Linux at school, the home market for Linux is going to expand. This is one of the ways MS cornered the market. They put themselves into the school system for next to nothing and everyone was educated to using MS products for many years. Now other's are using the same strategy against MS. It's about time....

    The rest of the article can be read here.
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