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



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

JMHO - YMMV

Doug

Doug Simpson
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De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
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>>> "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman 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:
>
http://www.computerworlduk.com/technology/servers-data-centre/mainframes-supercomputers/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsId=11579

>
> 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
the
> maximum memory of its predecessor, IBM said. The new business-class
> mainframe delivers capacity equal to 232 x86 servers, while the
high-end
> 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
as
> 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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