[K12OSN] Suggestions for a LTSP Demo

Curt Craig ccraig at safedesksolutions.com
Tue May 24 19:06:03 UTC 2005

500 CD titles?  Have you heard the one about the cat-herder? ;)

Seriously though, we try to point our customers to open-source
alternatives as much as possible, but if there are some definite "gotta
haves" that staff members won't budge on, there are a number of
emulation approaches one might take, from Wine to CodeWeavers to VMware
to Win4Lin... the latter 3 cost $$, but the overall cost savings more
than make up for the difference.  We find most of our K12 customers are
happy enough keeping MS Office and a couple education apps for their
labs.  (such as Accelerated Reader/Math, for example)

BUT...there is always the philosophical divide that some
schools/staff-members are faced with...the days of bringing in the
latest software they opened up in their breakfast cereal box will be
gone...and some folks have problems with that. (as if the IT dept.
doesn't have enough!)

For OS alternatives, check out:

Good Luck!


On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 09:46, Harish Pillay wrote:

> Thanks, Curt.  These schools are all outfitted with at least 2 (some with
> 4) labs with about 35-40 PCs each.  There are about 400 publicly funded
> schools in Singapore and the standard is about 80-100 PCs each.  They
> are all networked and have internet access etc etc.
> The situation we are faced with here is that we need to sell the teachers
> the value we are bringing to the school.  They can be pursuaded with the
> security,  management, stability and integration part.  The issue will stem
> on the fact that these schools have between 100-500 CD titles that run on
> windows only (some may be Mac as well).  How can we address that?
> Harish

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