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retired1af

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Re: Silverlight alternative?
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2015, 11:13:16 am »
The entire purpose of the school systems is to prepare our kids for the real world. Which is why you see Windows as the primary OS in schools. While it's admirable to dream that schools should use open source software, it's an entirely different world in the business sector and our kids should be ready for that world.
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Re: Silverlight alternative?
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2015, 03:50:10 am »
It's the same here in Belgium.
You always need Microsoft office or some other proprietary software... >:(

I think it's time they start to adopt opensource alternatives and stop to force students to use certain OS'es or software to complete their homework.

Many European cities and Spanish Autononomous Communitys have addopted Linux for public administration and education, in the UK the city of Bristol moved to opensource alternatives and saved millions in license fees.  In these cash strapped times its worth looking at the savings that can be made.  In addition in reality using Libreoffice is not much different to using MS Office.  In Bristol they found that the allocated time to train people how to use it was not needed - or only a fraction of the time was needed.   

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Re: Silverlight alternative?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2015, 07:41:12 am »
The real world is constantly changing. Some schools issue Chromebooks to students and teach them how to complete tasks, rather than focusing on specific versions of someone's software packages. There will be evolution, not necessarily revolution. And free software will be part of it.