[Linux-aus] Telstra support for OLPC - FOSS for education in remote Australia

Mark Phillips mark.phillips at automatedtestsystems.com.au
Fri Oct 15 12:07:51 EST 2010

Does this mean That they are finally going to accept that Linux is a
valid OS and is one of the allowed OS's they will support. 

As opposed to just various flavours of Windows and OS X


On Fri, 2010-10-15 at 11:09 +1100, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> Telstra are have got right behind One Laptop per Child Australia and
> are donating XO learning devices to assist the 400,000 children aged
> 4-15 in remote Australia. The operating system on the XO is Linux
> (Fedora-based) and almost all applications (which we call activities)
> are Free Software.
> You can show your support by SMSing the word ‘LAPTOP’ to 044 SUPPORT
> (0447 877 678) - standard SMS charges apply.
> For more information on this initiative:
> http://www.ideasforgood.com.au/category/future/one-laptop-per-child.html
> For more information on OLPC Australia:
> http://www.laptop.org.au
> OLPC Australia is a Sydney-based not-for-profit organisation. Yes, I
> do work for them.

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