South Western students will be receiving an Acer TravelMate TMB113 laptop computer, carrying bag and identification tag. The laptops are running Ubuntu 14.04, a free open source operating system. The use of open source software allows our students to freely explore and customize their laptops. The use of Open Source software saves the district money in software costs by not having to purchase Microsoft Windows or Apple OSX. The laptops have an open source, compatible version of MS Office – LibreOffice installed. Student will have Internet access and continue to use Google Apps for Education programs and other web-based learning resources.