Schools of Tatarstan by the end of this year will go to Linux. This decision was made by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic. The reason is simple - in the next year subscription period ends on the base license software package for schools on the platform of Microsoft. For the continuation of subscriptions to pay a lot of money, so in the country decided to introduce free software. It should be noted that Linux is already familiar to some students of Tatarstan. For example, last year, free software was installed in 612 schools (only in Tatarstan there are nearly 2, 4 thousand educational institutions). In order to study the work on Linux was faster in each of the schools scheduled to open courses on working with this system. So far, however, not enough professionals who could guide the work of the course.