Re: Second draft: Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 2.0 ready for free use!
Knut Yrvin wrote:
Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 2.0 ready for free use!
After twenty-one months of development, Skolelinux has released
a new version. Skolelinux, the Debian-edu project's Custom Debian
Distribution, is installed in hundreds of schools in Norway, Germany,
and other countries. Many municipalities use Skolelinux across all of
their schools; such centralised operation offers low maintenance and
operational costs. Skolelinux is free and open source software, and
for those schools that need assistance, many commercial organisations
offer maintenance and support solutions.
Suggestion: "an increasing number of commercial..." instead of "many".
The new version of Skolelinux offers updated versions of popular
programs such as OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox, and GCompris -- all
in many languages.
Suggestion: "several languages" instead of "many".
A wide variety of educational software is also
available. Thin client support has been improved. It is now possible
to use half-thick clients with some additional
Suggestion: "Thin client support is improved, and configuration
of half-thick clients has been made very simple." instead of the
last two sentences.
Half-thick clients allow for full use of newer
hardware, offering support for CD/DVD-ROM, USB-pen, and audio
devices. Since all software is distributed from the Skolelinux
servers, maintenance costs on half-thick clients are still kept low.
Suggestion: "incredibly low" instead of "still kept low". If that
is a bit too much, I suggest "marginal" instead of "still kept low".