In Spain, Hundreds of Thousand of Students Get Ubuntu Access
Canonical has been very busy raising the profile of Ubuntu internationally for a couple of years now. As we’ve reported, Dell Computer has been a significant partner in this effort, helping get PCs pre-loaded with Ubuntu into the hands of users in India and China. Jane Silber, Canonical CEO, has discussed the companies’ plans to bring Ubuntu systems to 850 retail outlets in India. Now, Canonical is making a big push into the educational system in, of all places, Spain. There, 220,000 Ubuntu-based systems are being deployed for students.
Isotrol, a Spanish technology and engineering company, implemented 220,000 Ubuntu-based workstations in more than 2,000 schools in Andalusia, at the request of the Andalusian Regional Government. According to a post from Canonical:
"Used by 600,000 students and 75,000 teachers, the Ubuntu-based operating system, Guadalinex EDU, is now an accepted standard in schools throughout the region. By the end of the And@redproject in 2012, 4,000 schools, around 1.5 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers will be using Guadalinex every day.
Rafael Garcia Rivas, Director of Advanced Management Centre, Junta de Andalucia says, ‘Teachers and students throughout Andalusia now have access to a stable and easy-to-use technology environment. They
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