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Linux Isn't Just For Grownups Anymore

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 by Salman Siddiqui

Linux is running and who could be better idea to promote it rather than the future of the planet, kids! Its free and its similar when it comes to GUI. That is what the kids look for.
In about a year, through a public school grant program, State of Indiana education officials have moved at least 22,000 students from Windows-based desktops to Linux-based desktops.
Xandros Professional 4 lists for $99, versus anticipated Windows Vista pricing of $199. But Google Docs and OpenOffice are free, Firefox just works, and with Skype for Linux and sites like Meebo.com -- which offers free, web-based instant messaging on all the big services -- communication applications are free and completely available on Linux. (I'm sure there will be a point where I just get my daughter a Skype account instead of letting her tie up the home phone line talking to her friends after school.)
Vista is gonna face bumpy roads ahead!

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