[K12OSN] Anyone quantified savings using LTSP?
dhuckaby at paasda.org
Mon Jan 28 20:00:29 UTC 2008
Rob Owens wrote:
> Thin client with Linux: $415
> Thin client with MS: $750
> Desktop with MS: $838
> Laptop with MS: $788
this is negating any sort of an educational discount...
here in Oregon..
through the OETC (oetc.org)
Microsoft OS + Office approx. $55 per computer that CAN run it(campus wide)
Server Hardware costs the same for MS or K12LTSP lets say for sake of
Hardware to run XP Pro...
$300 per station and you pick up $150 LCD's...so $450 complete.
HARDWARE - 100 stations... $45,000
LICENSING - 100 stations... $5,500
Now the thin clients(we'll assume purchased hardware rather than
recycle'd hardware going with Rob's numbers)
HARDWARE - 100 stations... $41,500
LICENSING - 100 stations... ------
Net savings in HW and SW? a whopping $9k....justifiable? $90 per
not until you consider support ;)
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