[Brazilian] Brazil schools go Linux, 26 thousand computer labs

Posted by kt on Jul 29, 2009 1:53 PM EDT
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Google translate text: Approximately ten million students in basic education will benefit this year with the delivery of 26 thousand computer labs. The number represents the expansion of the National Program of Educational Technology (ProInfo) whose goal is to serve all urban public schools by 2010. The delivery and installation of equipment are planned to start from March. In addition to being delivered and installed in schools, the equipment will support and guarantee of 36 months. All should be compatible with the new version of operating system Linux Educational 3.0, free software developed by the ministry especially servers to meet the public schools in Brazil, with educational content pre-selected.

Google translate text:

Approximately ten million students in basic education will benefit this year with the delivery of 26 thousand computer labs. The number represents the expansion of the National Program of Educational Technology (ProInfo) whose goal is to serve all urban public schools by 2010. The delivery and installation of equipment are planned to start from March.



Will be distributed to all 19 thousand of computer laboratories in urban schools. For this, the Ministry of Education invested R $ 293 million. Each lab will consist of a multimedia server, seven microcomputers, access terminals 16, nine stabilizers, a laser printer / light and a wireless router (wireless internet). You are also expected to provide a computer for the administration of schools.



For rural schools, have invested U.S. $ 23,960 million in the acquisition of seven thousand laboratories. Each laboratory consists of a microcomputer and five access terminals consisting of a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, headphones and a USB input, plus a stabilizer and a printer.



The Secretary of distance education, Carlos Eduardo Bielschowsky, with the adoption of multiterminais could reduce the cost of laboratories and also provide greater durability of equipment. Each computer will be delivered with two terminals, but is able to connect up to three access terminals. "If you need to do maintenance on a computer, its access terminals can be transferred to other computers. Thus, the repair of equipment can be done without the students being harmed, "he explains.



In addition to being delivered and installed in schools, the equipment will support and guarantee of 36 months. All should be compatible with the new version of operating system Linux Educacional 3.0, free software developed by the ministry especially servers to meet the public schools in Brazil, with educational content pre-selected.

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