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LTSP Saves Old Hardware in Brazilian Doctor's Office

Nov 07, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Flavio Henrique Araque Gurgel)

"Integrated Neurology Service SINEURO's office, located in São Paulo, Brazil, migrated from various versions of Windows (from 98 to XP) on a network of five computers with eight nonskilled computer users. I was the consultant in charge, and I spent no money on new hardware. Thank to the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP), hardware that's too old for new versions of Windows runs Linux applications just fine over a network from a server.

"Before the move, the office had some problems with software licensing. Piracy is a common problem in Brazil, where pirated software can be found in big and small companies alike. Because Linux is free, it can provide an alternative to commonly pirated Windows software..."

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