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RE: [K12OSN] presentation

Hi Ben,

Bert here.

Show 'n Tell, that's what worked for me.

The NZ government signed a deal with MS giving "free" software to all NZ 

That was "good", it could have saved us about $10K, but we still needed to 
upgrade hardware to the tune of $200K.

The K12LTSP, including 50 Win4Lin NSSE seats, using our existing Win9x 
MOLPS, and the free M$ software came in at about $20K. We have a
M$ fixation here in NZ!

I envisage a move towards Linux as the preferred desktop over 2-4 years. SO 
we end up with some unused Win4Lin NSSE licences, the cost is still less 
than upgrading the hardware.

Hope this helps,

On Wednesday, May 22, 2002 10:38 AM, Ben Nickell [SMTP:nickbenj isu edu] 
> Hello and let me introduce myself,
> My name is Ben Nickell, I work as a systems administrator at Idaho State
> University, and volunteer tech coordinator for the Pocatello Community 
> School. I have been following this list for some time and trying to 
> support to get a K12ltsp install working in our school.
> I will be giving a presentation to parents at our school tomorrow 
> evening, and would like to show some benefits to using K12ltsp solutions. 
> liked Paul Nelson's page showing a student putting together terminal 
hardware at
> http://k12ltsp.org/terminal_guide.html and intend to show that as well as 
> case studies at http://k12ltsp.org/casestudy.html.
> Can anyone recommend any additional presentation materials such as 
> video, or web pages I could use to get people's attention.
> Thank you,
> Ben
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