Is Linux Worth the Effort?
Jan 03, 2008, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shawn Powers)
"I've spent the better part of the past 2 weeks banging away on
2 LTSP servers for our school district. I find myself lamenting to
those around me, and being an otherwise cranky guy as well. This
morning it dawned on me that people probably think I'm having such
a hard time because I'm using Linux instead of the 'norm'--but
that's just not the case.
"Tomorrow morning, about 1200 people are going to log into thin
clients strewn around the school district here in northern
Michigan. I am using K12LTSP as my distribution, because the
support is incredible, and it's designed for schools. The problem
for me, however, is that Linux is so darn powerful, my users are
overwhelmed by it. I'll admit, that's not really true of the
students, but the teachers demand simplicity. And that's where my 2
weeks have gone..."