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Busy, busy, busy...
Less than a week to our July meeting and we are busy preparing for another bold leap forward spreading FLOSS goodness around the county. Our schools project, to be launched at ISFD at All Saints church on September 17th is now beginning to take on real shape and substance.
Thanks to Sarah and Heather's efforts contact has been made with a range of schools in each age category, certainly enough to launch the project, with room for more to be involved by sharing within their clusters. We are now in the process of scoping what exactly we can do within the national curriculum objectives to ensure that county children get a taste of true choice in software at the earliest possible age.
Meanwhile, using his expertise from the Vinux project Tony is putting together a whole new Distro ( that's a unique flavour of Linux Operating System or Distribution). This is named tuxedu and will be carried on solid state drives as a bootable package of OS and applications aimed at age specific levels. This will allow schools to experiment with the wares without altering their existing PC's in any way, and allow the users to "own" what amounts to a virtual computer on their disc. To follow or participate in this project visit www.tuxedu.org.uk
Versions are planned for primary,secondary and tertiary education levels and there is still lots of testing etc. to be done.
Our Document Freedom event in March attracted visitors from several neighbouring LUGs and we welcome participation by these friends both online and in person on the day for ISFD
Does anyone perchance have a linux driven micro blimp we could borrow?