[CoLoCo] I converted an elementary school to Linux

David Overcash funnylookinhat at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 03:57:15 BST 2008


That's awesome!!

Can you take pictures and post them somewhere?

-David

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 8:52 PM, Jeffrey LePage <jeffrey_lepage at yahoo.com>wrote:

>
> ...what did you do on _your_ vacation?
>
> Hello all,
>
> I just (mostly) completed converting Free Horizon Montessori in Arvada to
> Open Source, with emphasis on Ubuntu.
>
> The Win2k3 Server has been replaced by an Ubuntu server running samba,
> configured as a PDC.  All the admin/staff computers are running Hardy Heron
> and are linked via winbind into the smb PDC.  Everything works.  The
> teachers login and their user shares on the server pop up on their desktop.
>  Beautiful.  The remaining windoze and mac systems connect just fine.  We
> now have a truly cross-platform system.
>
> Each elementary classroom has two student laptops running ubuntu with the
> openbox desktop manager.   Plus, each upper-EL classroom has 2 Asus Eee
> PC's, and each Lower-El has one.
>
> I will build the backup system this weekend (ubuntu server running
> BackupPC).  It'll have 3 Seagate 500 GB SATA drives in a RAID5
> configuration.  very cool.
>
> I gave a training session today for the staff, and everyone _loved_ the new
> system.
>
> More later.
>
>
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