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Update on Anti-Linux Teacher

Here's an update on my earlier post about the Austin teacher who confiscated her students' linux distros: Character-Assasinations-Ain't-Us. The author here seems to want to mend the damage and soften up the rhetoric from the Linux community towards this ignorant teacher. Here's a snip:

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No Software is Free! Teacher confiscates Linux CDs.

Here's one that's bound to get your blood boiling: Teacher confiscates Linux CDs, claims no software is free. I'd hate to be on the receiving end of this middle school teacher's email queue today. I love this quote from her email:

At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful. These children look up to adults for guidance and discipline.

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Best Buy carries Eee PC

Best Buy now has the Eee PC in stock. Both the Linux and XP versions are $399. It appears that the Linux version is only being offered for purchase online.

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Wal-Mart Abandons Linux

Here's some bad news for those of us who support GNU/Linux: Wal-Mart removes Linux PC from store shelves. They'll still sell them online, but the "tepid response" from customers just didn't warrant the shelf space for these $200 PCs. Curious, really. Reminds me of Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier, where the poor people were opting to buy expensive (and less wholesome) canned milk when there was plenty of fresh milk available at a much lower price. A status thing?

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The gOS Linux desktop at Walmart and IBM's report on advertising

Digg reports that Walmart's new $199 gOS Linux desktop PC is getting good reviews over at Walmart (note that it is currently sold out). Anyone can take the gOS for a test drive if they'd like without purchasing the Walmart machine.

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