Linux in Higher Education: Open Source, Open Minds, Social Justice

Colleges and universities should move to adopt Linux as an international standard for computing in higher education.
How to Get Involved

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I do agree Linux is one of

Richard Henderson's picture

I do agree Linux is one of the most advanced pieces of software ever built and it's free with great support. Students who in roll in higher
courses should use that, it would make the course less expensive and more known because of it's use of linux.