[K12OSN] A little evangelism

Mike Lichtenwalner mll at mtwp.net
Mon May 2 14:54:46 UTC 2005

Just a note about a bit of LTSP evangelism...

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) 32nd Annual 
Conference was held last week, and for the first time in the history of 
the conference, participants had the opportunity to access their work 
email at an "Internet Cafe". Thanks to Jesse McDonnell (a PSLA board 
member and member of this list) for coming up with the idea for the 
Internet Cafe and for arranging all of the logistics.

We offered the 600+ participants 10 original Apple iBooks booting from a 
PIII-933 running LTSP 4.2.1. Most participants had no idea they were 
using Linux (unless they looked at the fliers scattered on the tables 
and the CD's containing open source applications!), and they were 
grateful for this service to be available. Of course, we took every 
opportunity to explain that they were using 5 year-old laptops connected 
to a 3 year-old server running free software to achieve great performance!

Thanks to everyone on this list for all you do!

Mike Lichtenwalner
Technology Specialist
Manheim Township School District
Lancaster, PA

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