Monday, March 20, 2006

Computerworld | Sydney school teaches with Linux monopoly

"Linux may be struggling to gain a foothold in the primary and secondary education market but one Sydney school is setting itself higher grades - all without Microsoft.

At the Lorien Novalis School in the suburb of Glenhaven, 350 students from kindergarten through to year 12 and 38 staff have been learning with the penguin for the past four years.

Stuart Rushton, the school's ICT manager, told Computerworld that senior students first suggested the move to Linux.

'The school was Mac shop and when it was time to upgrade they said why not try Linux?' Rushton said. 'So we bought cheap second-hand computers and put Linux on them and we've been running it ever since.'"

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