[K12OSN] Do you think this would serve your classroom?

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Thu Oct 23 15:20:56 UTC 2008

Who need M$ Office. . . OpenOffice does the job very well, and doesn't
cost the ridiculous licensing prices over and over. . .



Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
"A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Earned"

>>> "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman at cmosnetworks.com> 10/22/2008 11:22 PM
Nah, it can't run MS Office, so it must totally suck.  :-D

Actually, IBM mainframes have been capable of running GNU/Linux for 
eight years, since Red Hat Linux 6.2.  They really are monstrously, 
bestially powerful.

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William Fragakis wrote:

> IBM announces new "baby" mainframe that can run Linux.
>  From the article:
> "The z10 BC was nearly 40 percent faster and has nearly four times
> maximum memory of its predecessor, IBM said. The new business-class
> mainframe delivers capacity equal to 232 x86 servers, while the
> mainframe is equal to nearly 1,500 x86 servers, IBM says.
> "The basic pricing of z10 BC starts at under $100,000, about the same
> the previous business class mainframe. Typical deals will range from
> $250,000 to $500,000 Freund says. The top-of-the-line z10 mainframe
> announced in February starts at $1 million and the price increases
> dramatically depending on the configuration".
> Imagine the possibilities.
> Regards,
> William
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