[K12OSN] Help to convince school

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
Wed May 12 11:09:26 UTC 2004

You've got a way with words you know that? :)

I'm actually thinking of doing up a nice little spreadsheet (in OOo of
course ;) ) highlighting the potential savings that he could make.

It is really indefensible - I'm at a loss as to how he chose windows over
linux really - the only cost of the changeover would be a new server capable
of handling 50 clients (i've been reading the archives here and have a
system in mind - and a quote from dell :)) and 2 new 24 port switches w/
1xgig port - plus my modest fee ;)

in total it's a MINIMUM saving of about 5K! *shrug*

-----Original Message-----
From: cliebow at downeast.net [mailto:cliebow at downeast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:08 PM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Help to convince school

what is it gonna cost him to maintain those fifty individual machines when 
he could maintain just one server???what does it cost him to clean virus 
out of every machine every couple weeks?what's it cost himt to upgrade 
those old machines to run the resource hog windows presents two years from 
now?? How many more machines could he have using an ltsp solution, donated 
from banks and insurance companies with minimal memory..grab him by the 
cajones with how much he could provide at minimal expense!...ask him where 
the support will be compared to dropping in to the #ltsp channel on 
freenode.netand have the problem solved on the spot by the guys that put 
ltsp togetherand best of

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