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BBC: “How schools can get free software”

Parrs Wood High School in south Manchester, UK, is making a gradual move to open source software, according to the BBC.

“Schools using open source software can develop their information and communication technology (ICT) as they think best, without worrying about software costs and licensing because OSS is usually free.

The software a school needs to keep its computer network running and secure, send and receive e-mail, access the internet, protect users from viruses, spam and unsuitable content and carry out office tasks such as word processing is all available free by using OSS…

The schools get a service second to none, at a price they can afford. Expertise is shared without any interference from software vendors.”

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