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Really Linux: Rescuing a School Technology Program: Linux Thin-client Overview

Sep 22, 2005, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Hargadon)

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"Like many schools, Grace Lutheran School struggled to keep up with the cost of computer technology. With 250 students and an annual technology budget of $15,000, Principal Dennis Fangmann had to be creative to keep his 60 classroom Pentium I and Pentium II computers running. Most of his budget was being used instead to keep the 16 staff computers and Windows network server current, leaving little for student computer upgrades.

"What Mr. Fangmann didn't realize yet was that many of the student computers weren't even running well enough for the students to use. As he has since said: 'The teachers didn't want to tell me, but as you can imagine, the Pentium I computers running Windows 95 were seen as dinosaurs by our older students...'"

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