Posted by Jonathan Riddell

Linspire has announced that their KDE based operating system is being trialed for use by schools in Indiana state. The Indiana Access Program will provide every classroom with computers for all their pupils. There are already several thousand Linspire machines running KDE in use in dozens of classrooms across the state to explore the benefits of one-to-one classroom computing. Introducing KDE to high school students in this manner will equip these young people with the skills necessary to be comfortable and familiar with the Open Source platform. Many of these students will likely go on to use KDE after school and perhaps even join the KDE project as contributors, helping to spread KDE and GNU/Linux on the desktop even further in North America.