SpiderTools: Open Source Savings for a School District
Dec 22, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Weber)
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"A lot of people ask about the real savings that Open Source can
bring to school districts. Noxon Schools has used Open Source
software for 6 years now and so I wanted to demonstrate the actual
savings and philosophy of Open Source in a real life setting.
"Noxon Schools is a rural school district in remote northwest
Montana with a student body of about 270 students. The school uses
4 Linux Terminal Servers on separate networks to serve 125 Linux
Thin Clients. In addition, the school has a Web server, DNS server,
2 Proxy Servers, Backup Server and a Samba server to provide all of
the services the school needs in house. 60 computers run Windows
2000 or XP..."