[K12OSN] OT: Apple Imac lab

Ryan Collins mr.rcollins at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 23:09:27 UTC 2009

David Hopkins wrote:
> As I said above, this quickly degenerates into "remove all thin client
> technology and replace everything with Macs".  That is part of the
> agenda which is being pushed.  Once you have the lab, then you
> advocate to convert the libraries (for compatibility since the student
> and teachers will need to be compliant with the tech lab), then you
> add the classrooms since the libary isn't always available, then for
> the wireless labs, you upgrade for compatibility. 

I thought this was for a video editing/multimedia lab? As long as you 
standardize your software around OSS, they can't use the "let's install 
this in the library for compatibility argument". Your student's will be 
working on their multimedia projects on the individual machines, not 
across the network (in fact, I partition the drives in our multimedia 
lab and the students are instructed to save their projects on the Temp 
partition. That way I can re-image the machines without losing any 

If your students are using Firefox/Openoffice.org, etc. they can run 
that everywhere.

You can set the Mac lab to authenticate and store the user home 
directories on your LTSP server.

Ryan Collins - Technology Coordinator - Kenton City Schools

Blog: http://ryancollins.org/wp/
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