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[school-discuss] BECTA report about free software next week

[...] In a report to be published next week, obtained by The TES, Becta 
will highlight schools which have turned to free software instead of 
the market leader’s products.

The association analysed costs at 33 schools which use paid-for 
software, and compared them with 15 which have pioneered the use of 
free programs, known as open source, and the pared-down hardware to run 

Average costs, including software, hardware and support costs, were 24 
per cent less per computer in secondaries using open source. 


- Knut Yrvin