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Re: [school-discuss] Answering Rasjid
OSSI has a couple of initiatives in the works to acquire hardware for
schools. One of those could be part of the "No Child Left behind Act".
I'll write to you off-line since the negotiations are sensitive at the
On Friday 05 December 2003 05:20 pm, Tom Adelstein wrote:
OpenOffice 1.1 runs well and it is free as in beer and as in software.
In my day job I teach computer science at Concordia University Wisconsin.
Slowly but surely I've been introducing Linux to the campus hierarchy, and I
use it extensively in my courses. Lets face it, teaching programming
languages could get expensive if not for the various open source compiliers
which are available.
The college of education has discovered OpenOffice in part because of my
prompting. I've used both StarOffice 5.2 and OpenOffice in class and agree
that it is the only way to go.
Two weeks ago we had an installfest as part of a hardware class. Fifteen
students -- not all from the class -- came to eat pizza, drink soda pop, and
install Linux on a goodly number of new and old machines. They are spreading
the word, too.
The same hardware class, plus a couple of other students, are helping me with
an LTSP demo for the school district. We are starting to get a foot in the
door, it just takes time.
I like your idea of finding the old computer systems that are running Windows
3.11 or Windows 95 and upgrading the software. That helps the organization
and each user.
Thanks for your comments.