Gates and Zapatero weigh in on debate over school laptops Both the chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates, and Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero have gotten involved in the debate on the type of software to be installed on 420,000 laptops for school students.
These charts shows the market share of the six more important operating systems, after them you could see, SunOS 0.01%, HP-UX 0.00%, AIX 0.00%, FreeBSD 0.00%, SCP 0.00%, SCO 0.00%, OpenBSD 0.00%, OpenVMS 0.00% and NetBSD 0.00%. People should be careful interpreting this
Romania Proprietary licence deal draws ire open source proponents The Romanian government is about to spend millions of euro on proprietary software, drawing flak from the country’s budding open source movement. “This government is out of touch with reality.”
Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” released! The team of LinuMint announced today the release of Linux Mint 7 “Gloria The 7th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular the menu system, the application manager and the upload manager now
Socialist Party in Spain wants open source on school laptops Spain’s socialist party (PSOE) wants the laptops that are to be disseminated to 420,000 school students in September to be equipped with open source software.
Plonegov Italy officially launched The Italian chapter of Plonegov, an international project to develop open source e-government applications using the Plone open source content management system, was launched officially today at a conference in Sorrento, in southern Italy.
15-05-2009 OSOR : Schools in Austria are no longer compensated for software licence costs they make for office applications, as of the coming school year, starting this fall. Instead, the ministry of Education is promoting the use of the open source alternative OpenOffice, by paying 10 euro for each PC switched over.