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Let’s Hear it for ‘Open Source’

Our ‘100 word challenge’ here is to write a piece of 100 words on any subject, additionally including the words shown in bold. Here is my attempt – have a look at the others in the list of links!

An ‘Apple’ for the teacher? In my opinion,¬†the high¬†quality doesn’t justify the cost, in these times of budget cutbacks. There’s enormous scope for the use of free open-source software in the classroom – and this would be a great way to make people aware of the advantages it brings. Its use is growing like an empire.

‘Free’ here has two meanings: without charge, and also, with the liberty to modify for a given purpose. It should be noted, too, that many versions of the Linux operating system will work on older hardware – a further saving.

Go on, education authorities, don’t be yellow, try it!

It's kind to share!