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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.


Jon Adam
The KnowHow Network
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