Linux use in Norwegian schools
Posted Nov 20, 2003 18:35 UTC (Thu) by haraldt
Parent article: Linux use in Norwegian schools
Also have a look at the press page.
Most all is for scandinavian language readers, but at least these five links could bring some light to english language readers.
Work centers on system integration (fitting debian installer and packages into a package easy to install and deploy), translation and documentation.
With all the hardware (network, etc.) set up, you can do the whole installation for a school in two hours. And put the "computer responsible person" at school to the task.
Log in anywhere and get your user account(LDAP/NFS/etc), use old computers as thin clients (LTSP), KDE, Webmin user administration and much more.
The standard setup is one server doing storage and network services for a 23-bit IP range (about 500 workstations, LTSP servers and network printers). Each LTSP server has a backend network for its clients, at ~2 Mbit per client this gives max ~50 clients per server (with switched 100Mbit ethernet). About the same as a low/mid-range i386 based server can support today.
This setup supports some hundred concurrent users, but more can be had by splitting the services of the main server by DNS name.
Skolelinux really turns into an international effort now, with work being done in places as Germany, Belgium and France, and language support for more. Adding more languages is a matter of interest and someone doing the job.
See for example DebianEdu and CustomDebian
(And last, for a nitpick: "high school". We're targetting primary schools so far, but tweaking is just a matter of choosing the right Debian packages.)
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