Feedback on a new spec (promoting linux on public domain)
towsonu2003 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 07:34:05 GMT 2006
Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> There are already efforts: E.g there is a special project that aims at
> the educational sector: edubuntu. And even the Spanish government
> maintains its own derivat of Ubuntu Guadalinex. At the latest trade fair
> I met a lot of representatives from schools that already switched or are
> planning to.
> If you are interested the capital of my homeland, Munich, currently
> migrates to Linux .
>  http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/english/147197/index.html
Both me and my girlfriend are excited about Munich's move. Similar to
the Spanish government, the Turkish government also seems to be
interested in adopting desktop linux (called "Pardus") in their offices.
They started implementing it in some military offices.
I perceive it interesting that each government prefers to have its own
Linux distro instead of going with a major distro. But that's offtopic ;)
As per Edubuntu, it is oriented towards children though. I am guessing a
university or a library wouldn't need a special ubuntu derivative? or
maybe a library would need a thin client Ubuntu oriented towards
average-age people. Uhm, I still can't grasp how a "thin client" works,
so I don't know what I am talking about at this point :)
Thanks for the feedback :)
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