[IAEP] [sugar] Sugar on Ubuntu LiveUSB is ready
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Tue Nov 4 09:32:19 EST 2008
David Van Assche wrote:
> The politics are far more complicated, edubuntu used to be a thriving
> community, which prompted Canonical to market the Educational side
> more and use the Ubuntu branding rather than edubuntu. It caused some
> confusion and the commun
In the UK the education market is almost sewn up with Microsoft. To
break in, one is dealing with big institutionalised organisations.
As I understand it, marketing into such an environment with apparently
two products, Ubuntu for the office and admin and Edubuntu for the
students side, was less persuasive than offering the concept of one
product - Ubuntu - and simply using the add-on facility for Edubuntu
This is my take from questions I have asked previously re Edubuntu.
I know from my own experience very locally in the education scene that
offering apparently two products rather than 'one' would have been a
complicated marketing pitch.
I was in a small group of linux users who had a meeting a few months
ago with a UK Government minister on the subject of use of FOSS in
government and education
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