[K12OSN] Maine and Laptops

Tim Kaldahl tkaldahl at maplewoodacademy.org
Wed Dec 15 14:31:46 UTC 2004

At least Linux runs reasonably well on most laptops. I am now dual booting  
Xandros and XP on both of mine, and am counting down to freedom from  
windows day. Unfortunately that doesn't save a lot of money, but it does  
provide freedom.

Tim Kaldahl
Maplewood Academy

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 08:20:13 -0500, Shane Stafford  
<staffords at glenburn.net> wrote:

> well as expected looks like they are going to require laptops or 1 to 1  
> in
> some fashion.
> Today's Bangor Daily news indicates they will require thru new model of
> essential services and programs that schools 7-12 (by 2008?) have laptops
> (or we will see language hopefully later today).  The state will fund 55%
> and the local school will fund 45%.  Oh I hope they leave angles for
> people like us to be innovative.
> amazing how just after Palasky, we are now supposed to locally fund 45%  
> of
> a laptop program from 7-12.   On the other hand, I feel a lot more school
> may be looking toward Open Source and thin clients as options.
> thoughts?
> thanks
> Shane
> Shane Stafford, MCSE, MCT
> Director Information Services Glenburn School and Town
> Educational System Integrator/Network Engineer
> S & B Consulting
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