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Re: [school-discuss] Re: [IIEP] Open ECDL / ICDL - we need your help
William Fragakis wrote:
What/where was the original post in this thread?
It's from another mailing list from the International Institute for
Educational Planning ([IIEP] see
http://www.unesco.org/iiep/virtualuniversity/forums.php) that apparently
copies to school-discuss.
On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 17:33 -0500, Rob Rittenhouse wrote:
Geoffrey Hulme wrote:
Can an ignorant fat client ask about "thin clients"? Will they be a
competitor for $100 laptops? What will they cost? What will they do?
Would people need to travel from say Sierra Leone to say South Africa to
set them up?
Well, I'm not Wayne or William but
They are an alternative method for setting up a low maintenance lab. The
chief benefit is that the clients are basically no-maintenance boxes and
you can use old computers.
Similar efforts to TuxLabs include the k12 Linux Terminal Server project
It's not really a competitor to the $100 laptop.