[K12OSN] Help to convince school

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
Wed May 12 10:13:56 UTC 2004

Hey all - this is my first post - go easy eh? ;o)

I've been drafted in to my old secondary school to upgrade the entire
network from a mix of windows Me/98 machines to a full batallion of
Windows2000 boxes. A Win2K Advanced Server is currently the PDC for the

even with a 75% (i think) discount from microsoft, the licensing fees for
the ~50 machines for Win2K + Office2K is just under 10000Euro. Outrageous
some would say, rip-off would be said by others!

So I motioned the possibility of Linux - the computer teacher's ears perked
:p He's interested in it, but is basically 95% swaying towards Windows,
despite the ridiculous pricing.
Basically, how can I try to convince him to go with K12LTSP? I really think
it'd help them - with the only problem being that he doesnt mind the
students playing networked computer games, but obviously with K12 that won't
be possible.

He's had words with various other computer teachers (all use windows ...
naturally :o)) and he's come back to me saying that he's seriously thinking
of windows - help me bring him to the dark side! :D

Any help would be great!

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