[Linux-aus] Re: [ALLIES] Re: A Linux for Students project idea
lucychili at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 06:38:02 UTC 2006
On 3/17/06, Andrew Donnellan <ajdlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> With the XP Pro pricing it's probably more towards the $200-300 mark.
> Which still equals:
> 200 x 70 = $14000
> 300 x 70 = $21000
> plus Office, Windows Server 2003, management software, Corel Graphics
> Suite and several other expensive programs.
An idea which might be worth considering is that schools have these
budgets for software. Schools which then use open source software may
lose funding through not using $$ software.
It may be better to provide fos software with the kinds of frameworks
that Donna is developing or the kinds of resources I am aiming to do
in order to hit a similar price mark to the prop products thereby
giving schools more bang for their buck rather than reducing their
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