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There are a couple recent articles which cover this subject much better
than I can. :)



I know that one commercial vendor, Sun Microsystems, has put quite a bit
of effort into producing lesson plans, tutorials and other materials
aimed at making their StarOffice product more education-friendly.

StarOffice is the commercial version of however it's
available free of charge to schools so it's probably a better choice for
schools than the product I mentioned in the previous
post. You can read more about Sun's StarOffice offerings for education
on their web site: 

I'd be curious to hear the reactions of those educators who had to
counter the same arguments when they chose Macintosh over Windows.


On Fri, 2005-01-21 at 09:38 -0600, Gail Smith wrote:
> I'm just curious as to why the "tech person" wants to switch to Linux.  I
> know there are many tech reasons, such as those mentioned in Brig's post,
> but if you are teaching young children, are you not limiting the
> availability of appropriate software applications?  This sounds as if
> technology interests are trumping educational interests in this one.

Brig C. McCoy
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Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2498
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