[K12OSN] OT: Apple Imac lab
mr.rcollins at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 14:21:22 UTC 2009
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.
Ryan Collins - Technology Coordinator - Kenton City Schools
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