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[vox] "Ditching Microsoft can save [schools] millions"



The Times Educational Supplement in the UK reports:

  Primary schools could cut their computer costs by nearly half if they
  stopped buying, operating and supporting products from the world.s
  largest software company, government research has found.

  ...

  The association analysed costs at 33 schools which use paid-for
  software, and compared them with 15 which have pioneered the use of
  free programs, known as open source, and the pared-down hardware to
  run them.

  Average costs, including software, hardware and support costs, were 24
  per cent less per computer in secondaries using open source.

The full article (which admittedly doesn't say much more) is here:

  http://www.tes.co.uk/2094985


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