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= History =

'''A brief history of Skolelinux'''

On a warm summer day in 2001, a group of four computer-savvy people sat down and talked about the computer situation in schools. They found it depressing that Norwegian students – computer users of the future – did not have access to the source code behind the software they were using, or enough equipment to learn while using computers as a tool. Additionally, they wanted to have the "road signs" of the information highway available in the local language.

With great enthusiasm and computer knowledge, they decided to stop just talking and actually do something about it. Now, three years later, Skolelinux is, in various reports, said to be "the only computer solution that takes the schools' needs and resources seriously" (Statskonsult report #18, December 2003).