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[seul-edu] Re: [users] 1000 users: Windows install

Hello Matt,

I'm forwarding your request for assistance to the Simple End User
Linux - EDUcation mail list. I think you'll find more focussed help

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Best of luck!

On Thursday 07 November 2002 04:50 pm, Matt Johnson wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I currently have OpenOffice installed on RedHat 8
> across three different schools. Now, there is an
> opportunity to spread it on to the Windows boxes...
> BUT I can't go to the management and suggest that each
> child setup their own installation - some of these
> kids are 5 y/o. It's not that they can't do it, but
> the transition from MS Office should be a little
> easier from a teacher's point of view. If I understand
> correctly, a user must run an install (even /net
> install) on each workstation they wish to use it on.
> This maybe false. Well, even with the /net install, it
> seems there's work to do by the user. Is their any way
> round this. Can I do it en mass? What do I put where?
> We use a linux server with Samba for the PDC. I can
> script any files that need copying to home directories
> or whatever.
> Any suggestions much appreciated, and I would begin a
> rollout in three schools in the next month! That's
> another 1000 kids using it daily. Bring it on...

People whom think M$ software is mediocre don't know the half of it.