(this is a follow up to my first article about A little know but very powerful tool for homeschooling: Free Software. The information below may not be all up to date anymore: I collected it shortly after the first piece but, for several reasons, was unable to use it earlier. However, it is still relevant, in my opinion, because it really consists of reports from the trenches: parents who actually have done, or are still doing, homeschooling with, and just thanks to, Free Software)
- Free Software is widely used in education due to its lower cost and huge flexibility. Homeschooling is relatively popular in the USA and other countries. One would expect Free Software to be very popular among homeschoolers, due to their own philosophy: how could an homeschooling advocate not love software that is all about being “free as in freedom” and doing things by yourself? Reality, however is quite different: compared to Windows and Mac, Free Software is still almost unknown in the homeschooling community.