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Macedonia Deploys 5,000 Linux Machines

Another big Linux and FOSS migration in Europe! GNOME Journal reports, “When the Republic of Macedonia decided to deploy Linux in 468 schools and 182 computer labs nationwide, they chose GNOME on an Ubuntu distribution.”

Darko Arsov, head of the project, explains, “The planning started in early 2004 and the actual implementation began in June during the summer holidays. In about four months weve managed to clone 5,000 PCs and install high speed WiFi Internet in 460 schools.”

Macedonia has a relative paucity of computing and internet infrastructure, but with smart moves like this, it will quickly leapfrog into the top tier of tech.

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