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Re: [school-discuss] Looking for Anyone Doing Training on Open Source Software in Education
Perhaps you should consider turning those old Win95 machines into thin
clients. This would show your administrators that old hardware can be
revived as a flexible, secure, feature rich desktop again using FOSS and
GNU/Linux. The setup is very easy these days, and would give you an
excellent way of showing the value of FOSS without affecting any of the
existing installed programs.
Here's a brief primer on thin client technology from my site:
Open Source Migration Specialist/Founder
Aptenix LLC-Desktop Solutions
New Market, MD
"Open source, open minds."
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Vedran Vucic pravi:
If you look for people who work on deployment on free software in
education, I am one of those. :-)
If you need to know more about projects I am involved in , please let
I'm IT teacher in a small elementary school in Lendava, Slovenia, and
interested in promoting OSS in education. Ministry of Education here
(www.mss.gov.si) started some project a few years ago and we got
Slovenian Linux distro (Pingo - www.pingo.org ) and new PCs for all came
with dual boot.
But then, project died (ministry made a deal with MS and we all have
licenses for XP an Office now). Ministry stopped (actively) promoting
OSS there are no new educational applications being developed.
I'm running school server on Linux, but all classroom PCs (~30) are XP
(on new hardware) or W95 (very old hardware, P166MHz). Beside this, I'm
still very interested in using more OSS applications in my school and
very happy to hear all advices I can get.