[ubuntu-uk] BECTA suggests schools should prefer open source to M$

Mac Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 12 07:54:54 GMT 2008

At last, some sense from a Government agency about IT in schools:

News report
"British schools should not upgrade to Microsoft's Vista operating 
system and Office 2007 productivity suite, the British Educational 
Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) said in a report on the 
software. It also supported use of the international standard ODF (Open 
Document Format) for storing files"

BECTA's ful report (pdf):

(Time for Ubuntu members of parent-teacher associations to offer more 
talks/demos in schools and at parent's evenings?)

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