Monday, December 18, 2006

More classrooms migrating to Linux desktops

School districts worldwide are increasingly examining the benefits of utilizing open-source software on servers and desktops. The Plano, Texas, school district is a recent example of this trend, according to an article published on

"Within five years, Associate Superintendent for Technology and Academic Services Jim Hirsch predicts, not a single desktop in the 52,000-student school system in metropolitan Dallas will carry the image of a proprietary school software program. Gone will be the familiar Microsoft applications and desktop icons that over the years have become synonymous with document creation," writes senior editor Corey Murray.

"Economics and advancements in technology are fueling this latest trend in school software, proponents of the movement say -- but it's also about customization, and the desire to employ a variety of solutions as users see fit," Murray continues.

To read the entire article, go here.


At 9:27 PM, Blogger Mrs. W. said...

It's great that "more classrooms (are) migrating to Linux desktops." However, the teachers need some support to use this remarkable tool without having to master the world of technogeek. After searching unsuccessfully for a year for a non-technical source of information on utilizing Linux desktops in the classroom, I decided to create my own resource.

Check it out!


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