[K12OSN] D Day

Calvin Park csitech at davisny.edu
Wed Jun 2 18:23:25 UTC 2004

I feel your pain man. We have a VP at our college here, and he is
convinced that MS is the way to go. A friend of mine (the webmaster for
the college) was asked yesterday..."So, is it because of budget
constraints that we're settling for Linux?" He was like, "Settling! I'd
like to see Server 2003 do what the 2.6 Kernel can!" So yeah,
anyway...it's all over the place.

On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 14:17, Huck wrote:
> On a side-note...I just received the same bad news today...
> instead of going with K12ltsp...
> they opt'd for MS and all proprietary software...
> wouldn't even give in to OO...but why would they when the MS license
> includes
> OS and Office suite...
> So... 100 machines at roughly $50 per machine each year... is a mere
> $5000
> ...mind you, this is at a private school which just cut 8 teaching staff
> 1 yr ago
> because of budget restraints...Oh..and that's just for the MS
> portion...not to mention the Adobe,
> Macromedia, Norton AV Corporate Ed., Novell, and Ghost licenses.
> --Huck
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Calvin Park
Assistant for Linux Systems
Computer Services Department
Davis College: A Practical college of Bible and Ministry

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