[K12OSN] Good News!

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Mon Dec 6 12:31:53 UTC 2004

robowens at myway.com wrote:

>How do you guys handle the tech support aspect of getting K12LTSP into schools?  Do you agree to train their IT staff (or IT person) and then offer email assistance for a certain period of time?  Is it all for free, or do you charge for tech support after a certain amount of time?  
>I'd like to introduce my local school district to K12LTSP and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it so that I do not become their perpetual volunteer tech support guy.  I also don't want to leave them high and dry.  I just want them to be able to support themselves at some point, and I really don't know how long to expect that I'll need to hold their hands.
> --- On Fri 12/03, Jim Kronebusch < jim at winonacotter.org > wrote:
>From: Jim Kronebusch [mailto: jim at winonacotter.org]
>To: k12osn at redhat.com
>Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 12:24:55 -0600
>Subject: [K12OSN] Good News!
>I just pitched K12LTSP to the Superintendant of our Public District 861<br>on Wednesday and they have decided to launch 3 pilots next year.  I also<br>pitched it to 3 more of our private schools and they have decided to<br>each launch a full implementation next year.  I also just got back word<br>that a local Technical College has heard the buzz and wants to meet with<br>us on launching a pilot for them next year as well.  Cool!  <br><br>Now I really have to study up.  <br><br>The Public District has 4000+ students.  They asked if I could obtain<br>any references from a equivalent sized school that has already<br>implemented LTSP.  Is there anyone out there who would volunteer some<br>info?  They have a 2003 primary domain controller (for now), and a<br>Windows File Server (for now).  They want a server in each of the 3<br>pilot labs as teacher machines.  These 3 servers will have to<br>authenticate to the domain controller and mount home directoris from the<br>file server. !
> I will work toward getting them to convert their domain<br>controller and file server over to Linux but for now reassurance that<br>this setup will work in the interim would be great as well.<br><br>Thanks for everyones help to make this possible.<br><br>Jim Kronebusch<br>Cotter Tech Department<br>507-453-5188<br>jim at winonacotter.org <br><br>---<br>Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.<br>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).<br>Version: 6.0.804 / Virus Database: 546 - Release Date: 11/30/2004<br> <br><br><br>-- <br>This message has been scanned for viruses and<br>dangerous content by the Cotter Technology <br>Department, and is believed to be clean.<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>K12OSN mailing list<br>K12OSN at redhat.com<br>https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn<br>For more info see <http://www.k12os.org><br>
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Hi Rob,

That's a trick question !!! It'll depend on the attitude & knowledge of 
the existing tech people.

a) Basic Windoze guy - offer initial training, install WEBMIN & provide 
2nd tier tech support at a charge
b) Advanced M$ with some linux offer initial training, install WEBMIN & 
provide 2nd tier tech support for 1st yr then charge
c) They have no one !! Offer support on a call basis & set fee 
appropriate for your area.

good luck

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