Pupils Conquer Fear of Computers
Jan 06, 2009, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ishwar Rauniyar)
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"Much of the country is remote and accessible only on foot, and
many of its people have never glimpsed a computer, let alone
touched one. Working with other organisations, including Save the
Children-Norway, HeNN is setting up the libraries with the use of
what is called the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP).
"This is a free and open-source (accessible to everyone) package
which connects one powerful central server in the school, using the
Linux operating system, to a number of diskless low-end computers.
When linked to the server, each computer receives a full Linux
"LTSP is seen as a cost-effective, power-saving and durable
technology, not only in schools but also in other sectors. What's
more, it is also virtually free of tampering and computer viruses -
and the Linux software developed by Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, a
charitable educational library based in Kathmandu, is being
provided free of cost."