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Re: [K12OSN] Re: LTSP presentation to all Alberta Ed tech leaders conference

On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 22:17 -0500, pogson wrote:
> I think Kelowna switched to Linux in dire financial straits. The
> Battlefords went with Sun Xserver/thin clients. My little independent
> school started with Ubuntu+LTSP from the first day so we did not have to
> displace that other OS which had been on 50 old machines in the previous
> building.

I would classify all those boards as small.  When I say big boards, I'm
talking about boards like the TDSB (Toronto), PDSB (Peel), HDSB
(Halton).  That's were change is either not happening, will never
happen, or is proceeding at a glacially slow pace.

Interesting note: My company was the one that helped roll out a 122 seat
LTSP pilot at the NWCSD #16 in North Battleford.  The cost difference
between the LTSP setup and the Windows projections they were doing was
huge.  I believe they switched entirely over to a Linux thin client
setup based on that initial trial.

> I
> can tell you, I meet people who run Linux at home in my classes when
> only a few years ago I would find in the whole school no one who had
> heard of Linux. It is happening.

Yes, it definitely is.  Smaller school boards realizing the benefits.


Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
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