Schools Khakassia switch to GNU / Linux

News Agency of Khakassia, with reference to the press service of the Government of Khakassia (republic of Russia in the Siberian Federal District) announces the start of a gradual transition to free software in the education system of Khakassia. It is stated that before the end of this year, at least half of PCs in 65 educational institutions of the republic will be running a package of free software (SCPI), and the next …

18 August 2010

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• School of the Siberian Federal District will be converted to free software »»»
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• Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's president on free software »»»
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