[K12OSN] Help to convince school

Mark Gumprecht gumprechtm at msln.net
Wed May 12 11:19:43 UTC 2004

David Trask and others  posted some of there stuff. Davids was the first 
I could find in archive.
http://web.vcs.u52.k12.me.us/linux    duh,, also, 

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie wrote:

>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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Mark Gumprecht
Data Systems Specialist
Unity, Maine 04988
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