Monday, January 03, 2011

Dysart Unified School District saves more than $100,000 by switching computer operating systems

Dysart Unified School District saves more than $100,000 by switching computer operating systems

"It could lead to an "open-source revolution," said David Ligon, director of grants and technology for the Higley Unified School District. "In the current fiscally conservative climate, most schools cannot justify the significant expense it would take to upgrade to Windows 7."

What I find interesting is that they're still using Microsoft Office, and haven't move those machines over to Open Office, or Libre Office. From an IT standpoint, If I were doing things, I'd move the Window's machines to use as much Open Source as possible. I can understand why it would be a larger task to upgrade an OS on a network, but to add Open Office or Libre Office to the software used, the children could have the same version of the software at home to use, at no charge. Or move things to Google Docs or something of a "Cloud" nature.

Just my my thoughts... Yours?

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