Novell has published a set of schoolbooks to teach open source, Linux and basic programming skills to children aged 13-16.
The series of books, called Get Ready for Open Source: SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, is available through the Novell Academic Training Partner programme.
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The set introduces students to open source software, providing a clear and straightforward explanation on working with Linux and commonly used open source applications like OpenOffice.org and Evolution, as well as writing basic shell scripts.
The ultimate goal of the series is to give students a solid grounding in programming using the Mono/C# framework.
Schools and other academic institutions that join the Novell Academic Training Partner programme receive 100 user licences on all Novell software including SLED. The set of books is available to participants of the programme, and costs £15.70.
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