[CoLoCo] Dual-boot and wine options

David Overcash funnylookinhat at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 22:53:22 BST 2008

Thanks for the link!  That's a nice setup and implementation of Linux... and
I definitely agree that in that case it makes Linux a great tool to use.

Let me know how your work goes!  I'd love to visit the school once they have
installed the new software and machines to see how it is being utilized.


On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 3:42 PM, Andrew <keen101 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Kevin Fries <kfries at cctus.com> wrote:
>> Funny thing is, from an admin standpoint, where users are not assigned
>> one on one to equipment (such as in a school or a library), Linux is far
>> superior an OS than either Windows or Mac.  However, it takes the
>> schools to understand that, and to look at a different model than they
>> are accustom to.  Properly setup in a school, you should be buying one
>> large computer, cost 3-5 times a normal desktop, and add terminal
>> connections to it.  Then connect 10-15 dumb terminals.  From an
>> administration standpoint, a security standpoint, a cost standpoint, and
>> a maintenance standpoint, the Linux solution is far better.
> I agree. It would make it a whole lot easier to administer things.
> I recently had an opportunity to get a tour of the engineering facilities a
> couple weeks ago at CSU in Fort Collins. I was thrilled to see thin clients
> running Linux. They seemed to be from sun Microsystems and were running
> solaris, but hey it's a Linux thin client lab. I think our guide said most
> of the school was like that. Even in the dorms. (except for the library)
> I thought it made a whole lot of sense, and seemed very efficient.
> -Andrew
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