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Re: [school-discuss] SchoolTool Calendar 0.10 Released


Me too. I think this is an awesome program. We had a bunch of computers at the high school where I was teaching that we wanted to filter down to the middle school. Unfortunately, we couldn't get Microsoft to release the licenses for WIndows so the only way we could give them the machines (legally) was to format them and remove the OS first.

This sounds like an awesome idea. If we could get a standard image created, we could even "Ghost" or "Clone" or "Image" the hard drive and mass-produce them on old 10 gig drives or something.

How exciting.  :)


On Jun 17, 2005, at 4:07 PM, Steve Hargadon wrote:


I'm really interested in doing in the US what you have done.

I want to call it "100 days, 100 schools."  We have a big enough list
here of people that I think we could pull it off if we could find a
corporate sponsor.

Keep in touch with me, if you would, should you have any brainstorms.



On 6/16/05, Edward Holcroft <edward@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


As Al already mentioned, k12ltsp.org is the place to start, but I can
say i have installed over 30 computer labs based on K12 ltsp (It's
built on Fedora) all over South Africa and know of well over a
hundred more. These sites are using it to great effect. As far as I'm
concerned it's the best thing since sliced bread. Now the folk at
Ubuntu Linux are working something called edubuntu that they claim
will surpass everything else including K12LTSP - it's one of Mark
Shuttleworth's philanthropical interventions.

In short, LTSP turns throwaway old Pentium 1's into perfectly good
workstations again, probably adding another five years to their life.
I cannot praise K12LTSP highly enough. Of course if you want to roll
your own, you can just go to ltsp.org and install LTSP on top of your
favorite distro.

On 16 Jun 2005, at 9:40 PM, Robert Griffith wrote:

I'm new here.  What's the K12LTSP 4.2.1?

On Jun 16, 2005, at 10:45 AM, Edward Holcroft wrote:

This tool is included in the latest K12LTSP 4.2.1. Seems to hold
promise for bigger things.

On 16 Jun 2005, at 3:49 PM, Doug Loss wrote:

Someone was asking a bit ago about school timetable software.
This might be of interest:


Steve Hargadon
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