"Two parent volunteers at an Atlanta district school have
revolutionized technology use there by replacing Windows
workstations with Linux on thin clients, using K12LTSP.
"Daniel Howard and William Fragakis were spending too much time
fixing 'broken' computers at Brandon Elementary School. They were
slow, frequently frozen, and 'fraught with hardware, software, and
malware issues. We would hear over and over again, 'our computer
doesn't work anymore,'' Howard says, 'and it takes hours to
reinstall the operating system or figure out what driver got
corrupted by what virus.' Students weren't learning how to use the
computers because frustrated teachers weren't including computer
work in their lesson plans. 'What we discovered is that teachers
were really using [the computers] only for browsing and office
applications.' The school didn't have enough money to upgrade
Windows 98 or aging hardware, and Howard and Fragakis were working
many hours just to keep the school's technology afloat..."
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