Kamloops Thompson School District #73, British Columbia, Canada, with 55 elementary and secondary schools, chose a majority of open source software on Debian GNU / Linux as it is easier to maintain and in their experience offers better support.
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“We give everyone FreeNX access to their Debian GNU / Linux desktop from home so they can get all the same programs without having to install Debian GNU / Linux at home.”
Montgomery believes a crucial aspect of migrating to Linux or open sourced based software is training. And that student kids learn faster than others. “If you don't know how to do something in Linux – just ask the students,” he advised.