OpenSUSE to compete with Edubuntu

OpenSUSE vs Edubuntu

I was delighted to read that, come late 2007, OpenSUSE – the completely Open-Source project from Novell – is to have an add-on ‘EDU-CD’. This CD will have features similar to the excellent Edubuntu, a derivative of the amazingly successful Linux distribution Ubuntu. In addition, it will have features suggested by the wider community.

A couple of years ago I had some (limited) experience of using Linux in the classroom. I have to say that I think it’s a great solution which schools should be embracing more readily. It can be customised to very specific circumstances and, with the majority of the software being free, constitutes a very cost-effective way of getting computers into institutions with tight budgets.

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Doug Belshaw

Open Educational Thinkerer: consultant, speaker, author. Founding member of @weareopencoop. Ex-@mozilla & @jisc. #edtech #digilit #openbadges

 

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