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Even with stimulus dollars flowing nationwide, districts are still facing large budget deficits and are looking for ways to save money. Some are investigating free and open source software (FOSS ) as a result.

FOSS applications are the work of communities of developers, usually volunteers, who keep the source code open and allow the software to be distributed for free. Any user can customize it, add to it, and fix its bugs. Although FOSS has been around for decades and used in many industries, school districts have generally been slow to embrace it.

 

INTEGO

VirusBarrier X5 v.10.5.7

Mac Virus Protection, Software, $69.95

Edugaming is in the midst of a resurgence. After the initial successes of the 1970s and 1980s, intense competition from console game systems from companies such as Nintendo, Sega and later Sony severely cut into demand for PC-based educational games, which often paled in comparison. As a result, many edugame companies were quickly outpaced and outspent and were either sold, downsized or forced out of business.

 

APPLE

iWork ’09 and iLife ’09 Office and Multimedia Suites,

Software, $79 each

Destiny

?Follett Software

Follett offers several products in its Destiny software suite, including asset, media, library and textbook managers. Destiny Asset Manager is designed to track inventory and audits, as well as the condition of everything from furniture to computers, projectors and laptops. Destiny is also available as a hosted version, which does not require on-site servers or maintenance. www.follettsoftware.com

GlobalViewer Enterprise

? Extron

 
 
 

COREL

VideoStudio Pro X2

Video Editing Program, Software, $99

 

Tapping into technology for foreign language learning is important, given that such learning is increasingly being seen as vital to the nation’s economic and cultural well-being.







 

GE SECURITY


MobileTrace, Portable Trace Detector, Facilities, $32,200


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