[clug] Linux on new school computers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

rodryan rodryan at pcug.org.au
Thu Nov 29 05:19:29 GMT 2007

David Symons wrote:
> Mentioning Edubuntu's thin-client capabilities and its ability to
> extend the life of older hardware would be worthwhile.
I think thin-clients are the way to go. I am sure I dont have to 
advocate the many positives to this group.
The money saved can be used to train teachers.Teachers will need to be 
trained, no matter which os is used. How to efficiently use computers 
which are on each desk will be the biggest problem.

Daniel Rose wrote:

I'm not trying to stir up trouble, but if you've never seen windows

How many people havent seen windows? Which windows are you talking about 
xp or vista? It is only when Linux is approaching the position that 
windows is now in, when when the above hypothesis would be true. How 
many people do you know who can use Linux but cannot use windows?

Below is a link to some educational software :


Schoolforge specialises in linux and open source 4 schools. They have a 
discussion group and I am sure they would have a number of ideas for you.

If you organise a presentation, it should be sent to all lugs, so they 
can make a presentation to their closest local labor member. Perhaps a 
slide show presentation, so we dummies(me anyhow) could use it.
Rod Ryan

> It would be a cost-effective way to deliver one PC per student ;-) .
> Cheers, Dave.

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