[K12OSN] Advocacy and Success Stories

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Sat Dec 1 16:42:15 UTC 2007

One other thing, about your "sorry for cross-posting" bit:

Turns out it wasn't a cross-post.  Note the title, "Support list for
open source software in schools."  Originally this was a list about
K12LTSP, because that was pretty much all that was out there.  The
primary focus is still that.  However, we also discuss any other open
source software in schools, and we certainly welcome any discussion
regarding, for example, Edubuntu and SkoleLinux.

BTW, Power Macs make pretty good LTSP thin clients.  K12LTSP supports
this out of the box.  So you might not have to throw them away.

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David Hopkins wrote:
> 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 at 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
>> _______________________________
>>  Do you GNU?
>>  Microsoft Free since 2003--the ultimate antivirus protection!
>>  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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