Largest Linux KDE Deployment – 52 Million Students Will Be Hooked by 2009

Posted on in Categories News last updated April 25, 2008

Great news!

Ministry of Education from Brazil is buying 90,000 Debian GNU Linux computers. The software installed on these systems is “Linux Educational 2.0”, a very clean Debian-based distribution, with KDE 3.5, KDE-Edu, KDE-Games, and some tools developed by the project.

By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students will be fully deployed and in active use.

By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to 53,000 labs serving some 52,000,000 students.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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