Linux Journal: Linux in Schools

Author Rob Bellville tells how a K-12 school system is using
Linux to supply a myriad of stable network services to its students
and staff.

“Like most public school districts, our computer technology was
exclusively Macintosh-based and required a lot of effort and
attention to keep it working and usable. After some lobbying on my
part, an endeavor was made to bring our technology resources in
line with what was in use in the “real world”. The argument I
used was not that it was a nightmare supporting a hundred
Macintoshes (it was), but that as an educational system we should
be educating our students on computer systems they would be more
likely to find in the college and business world. The fact that
Apple Computer has been floundering in the marketplace didn’t hurt
my argument.”


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