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[school-discuss] partial success integrating linux into the local schools
We are pleased to announce that we have convinced the local high school,
to turn one computer lab into an entire Open Source system. We donated 15
PCs and installed Redhat 7.3 on 14 pcs as workstations, and setup the last
as a file, print, and mail server for them. I got an email from the
teacher of the class and he said that in 1 month's time now, they have not
had to reboot one machine, in the other lab, (window's based) they just
had a virus go through and take out the entire districts network, other
than our computer lab, and the two elementary schools, in which we have
setup linux file servers for them using samba. So at these two schools,
all of the computers that don't use email are fine.
I got a call this morning from the head of the school board wanting to
know what it would cost to switch more machines over. I told him,
"nothing, that is the beauty of Open Source Software."
Just figured I would share.
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