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Re: [seul-edu] (FWD) Red Hat Proposes Alternative to Microsoftsettlement

Nice thread

I am one of the "in the schools" people.

I promote the h--- out of Gnu/Linux within my district and at other

Biggest obstacle is lack of *ix ready technical people on campuses.

I have implemented linux for our internet services because:

When I was hired I was forced to learn enough about sun os to maintain our
original (1994) email/web server.

I'm not sure how it is faring now, but reports from the trenches regarding
Mexico's Red Escolar project indicated lack of local technical skills was
a *serious* problem.

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Dan Kolb wrote:

> On Monday 26 Nov 2001 23:12 pm, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> > I realize that Doug has been harping on this subject for a while, but
> > he's right. I'm afraid I'm being a classic arm-chair project leader for
> > this, since I have no idea what will actually convince school systems.
> > So I'm going to shut up about this. Hopefully somebody has the beginnings
> > of such a packet and can share it and start us off?
> In my experience, nothing, really. Back at school, we (a couple of friends
> and I) showed one of the deputy headteachers (who was essentially in charge
> of authorising payments on computers, and what software to use) a web proxy
> running under Linux that allowed everyone who connected through it access to
> web and FTP sites. He seemed reasonably impressed, but still refused to use
> it, instead spending about GBP9000 (or so) on an NT server for internet
> access.
> Dan
> --
> dankolb@ox.compsoc.net
> --I reserve the right to be completely wrong about any comments or
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Dan Kubilos     __\o_ ^
K-8 Tech Coord