[K12OSN] How many K12LTSP installations?

Ramon ramonklown at pop.com.br
Tue Feb 1 10:54:08 UTC 2005

K12LTSP is one of the most popular easy to install distros out there for schools
and open source PXE networks. I think Eric has done a great job, and a great
contribution to OS.
I have installed 2 lans so far here in Brazil and I pretend on doing many more as

Thanks Eric,

> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Bryant Patten wrote:
>> Hello All -
>> 	Anyone care to guess at how many K12LTSP installations exist both
>> nationally and internationally?
>> 	I was asked that question today while touting its virtues and realized
>> I didn't have a decent answer.
>> 	A follow up question (for bonus points) would be the average number of
>> users on an installation so we could give out the total number of people using
>> it on a given day.
> I've always been tempted to install something that would "phone home"
> providing details about how K12LTSP is being used. No mattered how hard
> I tried, I have not come up with a way to do it that I'd want running on my
> own systems ;-)
> As it is, there are a few metrics we can see.
> First is the reports of big deployments. Jim already mentioned the
> 80,000 & growing in South Africa. There was recently an article that
> Chile is deploying K12LTSP into 600 more schools. and so on.
> I have my ftp/http/rsync logs, but no stats from the many mirrors.
> A quick grep of the recent logs shows about 60,000 downloads & about
> 11,000 that have run apt, up2date, or yum against my repositories. Of
> course most of the big deployments I know of keep their own mirrors/
> repositories.
> -Eric
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