Richard K. Ingalls ringalls at glenwood.k12.mo.us
Thu Apr 1 21:03:52 UTC 2004

OK I'll chime in now.  Sorry, I deleted all the previous discourse - 
it was getting lengthy...

I have one Win98 lab with 24 boxes.  Two K12LTSP labs (10 boxes & 6 
boxes).  My 8th graders (who regularly use both the Win98 and K12LTSP 
labs) actually request for me to change the win98 machines over to 
RedHat!  These are kids who had NEVER used Linux before until this 
year!  They are requesting for me to put more RedHat boxes in the 
school.  They are taking OpenOffice CDs home to install there (and 
GIMP and Mozilla also).

I asked them why they wanted the switch.  The responses have mostly 
been because they can customize their desktops; their files are easily 
available; the systems don't crash; AND it's easy to use!

Whaddya think of that, eh?

"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep
  for that which he cannot lose."
  -- Jim Elliott

Director of Information Technology
Glenwood R-8 School District
West Plains, MO

email..ringalls (at) glenwood.k12.mo.us

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  for some of us to see."
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