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Re: [K12OSN] OT: Apple Imac lab



Peter Scheie wrote:
Not to put too fine a point on it, but you should let the powers that be know that the acquisition cost is a minor part of the TCO. The major part is in supporting the machines, keeping them running, etc. With LTSP, you mostly support one machine, the server, with a little overhead for the clients. If they get 20 Macs, make sure everyone, and I mean everyone, knows the cost of supporting them will be 20 times the cost of the LTSP lab. Linux, done properly, is cheaper in the short run and MUCH cheaper in the long run.

TCO for 24 machines will basically be the same as a lab of thin clients, especially if you purchase a copy of Apple Remote Desktop. From one machine you can update the lab, install software, change settings, etc.

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