Schools Trash Windows, Go "Open Source"

We all know that the software these days sometimes costs more than the computer or monitor, and this story in the Times (Free Ways to Do Desktop Work on the Web) reminded me that a little piece I wrote about schools migrating to open source software has just come out in Scholastic Administrator (Trash Windows, Go Open Source).

It's not just Firefox and Linux they're talking about, either. Online and otherwise, districts are saving thousands by using open source versions of Word, Photoshop, and PowerPoint -- and finding more and more open source instructional titles as well.


Blogger Tim said...

And then there's our little corner of the academic world where, if it doesn't have the Microsoft label on it, our IT folks won't touch it. They won't even approve Firefox for use, although that hasn't stopped many people from installing it anyway.

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