[K12OSN] Intrigue !!!!
bear2bar at netscape.net
Sat Oct 16 02:33:47 UTC 2004
I'm just waiting for the board to actually install it in one school. The
school boards are subsidised by the government and they are all in a
deficit situation. This one board in only 4 million in debt, so when
they launch this SUN - Windows thin-client contraption I'll be more than
happy to let the media in on the costing of SUN servers & M$ licenses
The teachers love the K12 system, as does the principals AND the kids !
our "lowly P-I 75 Mhz with 64Mb perform as fast as stand-alone P-IV XP
workstations. hmmm maybe there was more to the lawsuit settlement
between SUn & M$ than was published ......
microman at cmosnetworks.com wrote:
> norbert wrote:
>> I know that this is off topic but I had to share this "gem"......
>> The school board into which we have had fantastic success with
>> K12ltsp in the schools has "announced" that they will replace at
>> their cost the teacher computers, most of which are circa P-I !!!,
>> with new Windows thin-clients.
>> Now the "kicker", after arguing with us that their strategic
>> direction was to centralize all the servers, hence why the board was
>> NOT supporting K12LTSP deployment, the board is offering to set-up &
>> install locally SUN Servers to run the Windows thin-clients.
>> First comment - how in hell do you run a Windows thin-client from a
>> SUN server and second why would anyone in their right mind agree to
> Answer to first:
> Perhaps this Windows thin client comes with an X11 server of some
> sort...or the Sun server somehow replicates Windows Terminal Server
> Answer to second:
> It's not their *personal* wallet, that's why. My district is equally
> idiotic. The only way to get such nutcases to change their minds is
> by public embarrassment and *lots* of negative media coverage w.r.t.
> their proposed direction. One angle could be that they're taking
> money otherwise spendable for the educational process itself and
> blowing it on expensive, unneeded "toys". That kind of thing always
> makes a good news story. It's a shame I've had to learn to think this
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