Over at ZDNet, Christopher Dawson looks at Linux adoption in schools
, specifically whether it is a decision based only on cost. "Cost will certainly give people a reason to switch, but I dont think a crappy economy or poverty in a developing country is the only reason to use Linux and open source software. I wont even get into the argument of exposing kids to a variety of computing environments. I think the biggest reason to use Linux (aside from potential cost savings if you can develop some in-house *nix expertise) is simply the giant body of software that is freely available.
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