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!

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