UK Schools told to dump Microsoft

In TES, the British Educational Communications and Technology Association carried out an analysis of using open-source in primary and secondary education and found:

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

Was there even an inkling of doubt?
Slashdot < TES


Personal note: Now I just wish that a certain local county school district, wait. Why am I trying to help mask their name? Guilford County School District refused the CTP IT Business Council’s help in trying an open-source alternative that had the potential of saving them a lot of money and fixing an ongoing issue that has not been solved yet (even with the increased funding that have been thrown at the problem).
Waste of taxpayer money? Definitely. I hope people begin to realize that GCS is just spending their money like it was water out of a faucet instead of maximizing their return per child by using something top-level universities have been using for ages.

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    Networld World has this great short article on schools and open source. Opening line grabs me silly when I apply the line to Guilford County Schools: Schools need to save money (know any school districts so rich money doesn’t matter?)…