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LinuxPlanet: Graduation Day for Linux

May 23, 2002, 13:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"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..."

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