Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Kicking M$ Out Of Indiana Schools

Filed under
Linux

Three school districts in Indiana will be the focus of a continuing pilot program that has seen Linux enter school systems throughout the state. Many of the classes in the new pilot schools will have individual machines in place as classes start again in August, according to a press release.

"We're thrilled that a desktop Linux solution is being evaluated in Indiana with such success, and we're confident that other school systems will look to this deployment as an example for their own classrooms," said Kevin Carmony, president and CEO of.Linspire, Inc, in a statement.

Education and computing used to be synonymous with Apple. At a time when Apple machines were much more known for being dominant in certain niches, schools and universities had them in their shared labs.

Microsoft began targeting the education market, and being part of a lower cost PC platform helped them supplant Apple in a lot of educational facilities. But schools have always had to make tough budget choices, and it appears another computing option may push Microsoft out of some classrooms.

As long as teachers can effectively deliver lessons and complement their teaching plans, and students can navigate the systems, Linux should continue to find acceptance in the education market.

By David Utter
webpronews.com

More in Tux Machines

COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched the iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module, built around the dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based Renesas RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form factor “iW-RainboW-G22M-SM” COM that runs Linux 3.10.31 on the dual-core Cortex-A7 based RZ/G1E SoC from the same RZ/G series SoCs. Read more

today's leftovers