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RE: [K12OSN] eSchool News Article

One thing you'll need to consider is that low income
families might not have it in their budget to have
internet access.  You'll either need to provide them
with all the software they'll ever want up front, or
some easy way to receive additional software packages.
 A public internet access point at a library or
something would be useful for folks with laptops.  It
should probably be configured it so that it's
download-only (to stop bad guys from sending spam from
the "good will" internet connection).


--- Jim Kronebusch <jim winonacotter org> wrote:
> > > Just read an interesting article in eSchool News
> online.  
> > Indiana is 
> > > moving toward implementing a 1-to-1 desktop
> computing program using 
> > > "open source operating systems and other
> software."
> > > 
> > >
> This just got me thinking.  I have about 200 iMac
> Bondi's at this school
> being replaced over the summer.  I might just see if
> I can get those,
> load them up with PPC Ubuntu and other usefull apps,
> then donate them to
> be distributed among low income families in the
> community for free.  Any
> thoughts on the concept?  I think this may be an
> awesome way to get huge
> press in the area about the open source initiative,
> get some users
> exposed to it, and just plain do a good thing.
> I am wondering about availability of PPC software. 
> Does anyone know of
> good resources for software on PPC platforms?
> Thanks
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