"Lately, it seems, attention has become more and more focused on
finding alternatives to Microsoft in business, government, and
education venues all over the world. Naturally, Linux and its
rapidly improving desktop applications are being eyed as top
candidates to replace Windows.
"Suddenly, the rest of the world has figured out what many in
the Linux community knew all along--that the availability of free,
resource-stingy software to these various environments could not
help but bring significant costs savings to new Linux users. For
two men in Portland, Oregon, the success comes as no
surprise--they've been implementing Linux within school systems in
the Portland area for the past six years.
"Paul Nelson and Eric Harrison may not be as widely known as
Alan Cox or Linus Torvalds in the Linux community, but to many
educators in the Pacific Northwest, their contributions meet and
probably surpass any work that Linus and Alan have achieved thus
far. Nelson and Harrison are the co-founders of the K12 Linux
Terminal Server Project (K12LTSP), an ambitious project that
combines the tools found in Red Hat Linux with the technology
behind the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) to create turn-key
computer labs for any school that needs them..."