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Installfest generates 350 Linux computers for schools

Installfest generates 350 Linux computers for schools

Posted Apr 3, 2008 3:55 UTC (Thu) by einfeldt (guest, #51394)
In reply to: Installfest generates 350 Linux computers for schools by bronson
Parent article: Installfest generates 350 Linux computers for schools

Hi, 

I can't answer for all of the schools, but I can tell you that one of the schools, a public
middle school in San Francisco, where I am the lead sys admin, uses these boxes as desktops
and thin clients.  Some of the boxes have 512 MB of RAM.  Those are work stations.  The rest
are thin clients.  All, of course, are Free Open Source Software boxes.  My thanks on behalf
of the kids and the school to James Burgett and his colleagues at ACCRC.org and Andrew Fife
and his colleagues at Untangle.com for making this event a huge success.

Christian Einfeldt,
Producer, Digital Tipping Point


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Installfest generates 350 Linux computers for schools

Posted Apr 3, 2008 4:00 UTC (Thu) by einfeldt (guest, #51394) [Link]

Oh, I forgot to add one important thing.  We are in the process of giving computers to kids to
take home!!  Our goal for the school is to make sure that every child has a computer at home.
We have already given out 5 boxes to kids.  It is a slow process, because it entails having the
parents come in on an individual basis for training.  We are in the process of having a group
training for the parents, but that takes a lot of work and organizing, and the school is
preparing for the massive standardized testing that happens in the month of April, and all the
teachers, students, and staff are focused on that training right now.  

Christian Einfeldt


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