____/ William Poaster on Thursday 29 May 2008 14:18 : \____
> On Wed, 28 May 2008 08:30:38 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Low-cost Linux laptop targets British education market
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>> | Elonex is taking orders for a sub-$200 Linux-based laptop aimed at the
>> | British educational market. Based on a 300MHz processor, the Elonex One
>> | includes WiFi, Ethernet, Flash storage, USB, and a 7-inch, 800 x 480
>> | detachable touch display.
> Related article:-
> Open source trumps Microsoft in UK schools:-
> MICROSOFT has suffered further set-backs in the UK education sector this
> week after Becta, the government procurement quango, reformed its
> purchasing regime to break the software giant's hold on education, and
> launched a programme to get schools to adopt open source software.
> At least three open source software suppliers submitted tenders to Becta
> yesterday for the £270,000 Schools Open Source Project. The winner will
> spend two years building a community of schools which uses and develops
> its own open source alternatives to Microsoft software.
Some would say that BECTA is just trying to pull a bargain deal from Gangster
Buddies by introducing competition.
~~ Best of wishes
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