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Re: [K12OSN] Anyone quantified savings using LTSP?



Rob Owens wrote:
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Summary:

Thin client with Linux: $415
Thin client with MS:    $750
Desktop with MS:    $838
Laptop with MS:        $788

-Rob

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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 argument.

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 workstation less...
not until you consider support ;)

--Huck


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