Thursday, November 08, 2018

Linux School Distro has saved an Autonomous Region in Spain 41 million dollars in taxpayer money

The government of the autonomous region of Valencia (Spain) earlier this month made available the next version of Lliurex, a customisation of the Edubuntu Linux distribution. The distro is used on over 110,000 PCs in schools in the Valencia region, saving some 36 million euro over the past nine years, the government says.

During installation, users can choose between several variants, tailored for example for use at home, in schools or by small and medium-sized enterprises.

LibreOffice, a free and open source suite of office productivity applications, is used on all the 120,000 desktop PCs of the administration, including schools and courts.