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Re: [K12OSN] Advocacy and Success Stories



Wow! So pulseaudio can work?  The biggest issue I have right now is
the lack of microphone support at thin clients and if pulseaudio can
solve that, then things would be great.

On Nov 30, 2007 2:01 AM, "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman cmosnetworks com> wrote:
>
>  Here's one, the City of Largo, FL.
>
>  In 2002:
>    http://www.linux.com/articles/26827
>
>  And five years later, in 2007:
>    http://www.linux.com/feature/119109
>
>  You need any more evidence, just Google.  It's out there, and in copious
> quantities.
>
>  --TP
>
> _______________________________
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>
>
>  Bill Moseley wrote:
>  Sorry about the cross-post, but this is not specific to a
> distribution.
>
> These are great videos.
>
>  https://wiki.edubuntu.org/EdubuntuVideoIntroduction
>
> I'm looking for more advocacy/success story links that I can provide
> to a school for an introduction to LTSP. Especially stories of costs
> and maintenance savings would be helpful.
>
> The school wants to be "All Mac", but they have about 70 old iMacs
> that need to be replaced and that's a lot of money for new hardware
> they don't have and for hardware that may only be good for a handful
> of years.
>
> Nobody is familiar with LTSP at the school. There is a part-time tech
> person, but they are not familiar with Linux. I think that fact may
> make it hard for them to understand the benefits of managing a few
> servers instead of 70 separate individual workstations.
>
> There are, though, a number of parents familiar with Linux at the
> school.
>
> There's also the benefits of open source. The freedom part may take a
> while to sink in, but the cost savings in licensing might be
> significant. I'm not clear how much it would cost to outfit 70
> machines with the software they would need (considering school
> discounts), but I assume it could be significant.
>
>
> This is a good introduction:
>
>  http://www.edubuntu.org/UsingEdubuntu
>
> These may be more of a list of users:
>
>  http://wiki.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/SuccessStories
>
> There's a few here, too:
>
>  http://k12ltsp.org/mediawiki/index.php/SuccessStories
>
> Anything else that would be helpful?
>
> Thanks very much,
>
>
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