[ubuntu-uk] Persuading a school to switch

Stephen O'Neill squid at thefloatingfrog.co.uk
Wed Mar 26 08:10:20 GMT 2008

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Mac wrote:
| the parts of Local
| Authorities that used to be called the Local Education Authority have
| been merged with what used to be children's social services into
| entities called Children's Services Authorities whose remit goes way
| beyond education,

Cheers Mac - my understanding doesn't come first hand hence my

| But that's not Craig's main problem.  The continuing difficulty for free
| software in education is the unquestioned acceptance that M$ software is
| the de-facto standard that employers will expect young people to use.

Another issue I have heard mentioned is that we have come across some
schools who have had network managers that decided to install Linux...
but then they left and the person who took over didn't know how to
manage it. They then called in outside help, they scratched their heads
and ripped it out and stuck MS in.

So manuals/training etc are very important if the installations are to
become permanent and not a pet project of the current manager.

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