May 23, 2005
Linux in Italian Schools, Part 1
In many Italian high schools, general use of information technology as well as what is taught in the classroom is limited to proprietary software. Some institutes, however, are using GPL products daily, and this is the first article in a series that focuses on these schools. The reasons why these schools discovered and switched to free software are quite varied. Some simply needed basic network services, including e-mail, shared printers, Internet access control and so on. Others wanted to run their Web sites and maybe offer e-learning services through them. Finally, some teachers and other personnel turned to free software to help them produce didactic material for students or simply to manage unavoidable paperwork.