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Re: [K12OSN] Hello



On Tuesday 05 December 2006 5:39 pm, Henry Schaechterle wrote:
> I've just joined this email list and thought I should do a quick intro.
> After about 20yrs in hi-tek (16 at Intel R+D --- Desktop R+D) I decided it
> was time to bail out of my cube and do something else. I'm now starting my
> 3rd month at Sunset High School in the Beaverton School District located
> in Beaverton Oregon. I came in as an Instructional Assistant (primarily to
> provide tech support) - but after 2 months they moved me into the Tech
> Facilitator role as that person was moving into a Dept. chair role.
>
> Any way I'm having a lot of fun doing basic support (we're 85% Macs - rest
> are PCs) - learning the ropes on how they network and other processes -
> and doing a lot of organization etc. While I was doing engineering level
> work at Intel - that is so different from handling support and network
> activities ---- as I'm sure you all know.
>
> As to my Linux experience - I've been installing and playing around with
> SUSE - Mandriva - Ubuntu - and Fedora Core 6 over the past 6 months at
> home. Just loading and testing the desktop environments --- I have a bit
> of a grasp of the basics -- but I am not a hard-core terminal guy or
> system hack.
>
> My goal here is to build a digital media server using Linux - digital
> media server is probably not the correct term, but the primary use of this
> server will be for students learning digital photography - digital video -
> and to support our school year book production and publishing. So it will
> be storing and serving a lot of digital media.
>
> I've already down loaded and imaged onto CDROMs K12 LTSP 5.0. And step one
> is to load that onto a test box here and play with the server side of
> things - maybe build a small test network with a PC and a Mac on it.
>
> The larger plan is to build the actual server in January and slowly take
> it on-line slowly adding classes and students. I'll certainly be looking
> for any input on how to build the server.
>
> Well so much for my "short" intro - I thank you for all your help in
> advance
>
>
> Henry Schaechterle
> Tech Facilitator
> Sunset High School
> 503 259-5050
> x2410

You might want to check out the new 64Studio distribution, which is billed 
as "a specialist distribution with a collection of software for digital 
content creation".  There's information available on it at distrowatch.com.

Best of luck on your new position and your project.

Dimitri

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