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Open Administration for Schools Makes the Grade and Joins click2try(TM) Online Catalog of Education Software

Open Administration for Schools Makes the Grade and Joins click2try(TM) Online Catalog of Education Software

HOUSTON, July 28, 2009/via PRNewswire/ -- click2try (http://www.click2try.com) today announced the addition of Open Administration for Schools (http://richtech.ca/openadmin/) to its online catalog of virtualized Open Source applications. A Community site, click2try makes it easy for users to try applications for free and use by subscription.

A Web-based school administration package designed for elementary, K-12, and small high schools, Open Admin for Schools handles demographics, attendance, discipline and report cards, and includes an online gradebook and parent viewing function. Offering special education and division-wide central office modules, all schools run on the same server with different password-protected virtual sites for teachers and parents and an admin site for the school office. Open Admin for Schools is hosted in a click2try virtual machine and is available for free use in the click2try catalog.

"By expanding the offering of education software in our Open Source catalog, more users can evaluate and compare more choices," says Mario Grech, click2try CEO. "Open Admin for Schools, Moodle and Sakai are useful Open Source solutions that can reduce the paperwork burden on teachers, enhance communications for parents, teachers and administrators, and facilitate the overall education process."

Lightweight in both server resource requirements and communication bandwidth, Open Admin for Schools is written in Perl and stores information in a MySQL, SQL or PostgreSQL database. The Perl programs are readily accessible and can easily be customized for each school. Open Admin for Schools generates plain HTML and uses LaTeX for .pdf generation.

click2try is dedicated to providing a way for individuals and communities to easily evaluate and use the best education software in the Open Source market. Bypassing downloads, visitors to the site (http://www.click2try.com) can try any application for free or subscribe to an affordable service plan for persistent access. Subscribers can save data, share applications with other registered users, and enjoy peace of mind knowing that all applications and data are securely stored within a hardened network infrastructure at the company's data center in Houston, Texas. click2try currently hosts over 40 Open Source applications in its VM Jukebox(TM), and adds new applications weekly.

About click2try
click2try is a content-rich, Community-driven Web site for sourcing, testing, evaluating, and hosting existing Open Source software products on pre-configured virtual appliances. With the most comprehensive collection of information on selected Open Source software applications online, click2try is committed to extending the access and the usability of Open Source software to as many people as possible by making it simple, reliable and economical to use. For more information, visit http://www.click2try.com/.

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