[OSGeo-Discuss] The importance of having Open Principles in Education for our future generations

Vaclav Petras wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 16:28:09 PDT 2015

On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 5:59 PM, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com> wrote:

> Randal Hale Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:17:54 -0400[2]
> > Ms Keith (on this list as of last night and cc'd) has a lab but it is
> quickly going out of date with regards to proprietary software. My wish has
> been to replace everything with QGIS - GIS is GIS.
> And OS[3] are OS, so maximize the utility of the
> > "older computers" at schools [being used] for learning
> and slap a Linux on them. The OSGeo wiki points to some bundles, including
> (e.g.) DebianGIS[4], Enterprise Linux GIS[5], and UbuntuGIS[6] (of which,
> IIUC, the latter is the most active).

And sure enough, there are Linux distributions designed to work well on
(very) low-end hardware, for example Lubuntu [1] and Xubuntu [2].

[1] http://lubuntu.net/
[2] http://xubuntu.org/
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