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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] linux for school
Along with the websites everyone else has suggested a couple of my own
reccomendations:

www.opensourceschools.org for a school focussed look at all aspects.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/ <- Superb forums here for whenever you get stuck, or
have general queries
http://www.linuxiso.org/ <- Again, good forums here, and also download links to
various Distro ISOs.

As far as training, there are a couple of professional qualifications available at the
moment. If you end up down the SuSE route the best bet is Novells Certified Linux
Engineer. There is also a Red Hat version Red Hat Certfied Engineer, but that's a
little too Red Hat oriented apparently. Probably the best bet as far as non-distro
biased is the Linux Professional Institue Certification: http://www.lpi.org/en/lpic.html

Try and encourage your geeks.. sorry IT people, to salvage an old box and get them
to install Suse or Red Hat on it (easiest two to install). I've learnt a heck of a lot
about Linux in the past couple of months, mainly because I've been interested in it as
an alternative, and my work place also started getting interested in it as a backbone.

On 16 Jun 2004 at 21:52, garry saddington wrote:

> On Wednesday 16 June 2004 9:18 pm, Dermot Mc Laughlin wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Please advise...
> >
> > Im a PGCE student of ICT and as my major assignment I
> > have chosen to investigate the possibility of
> > embracing opensource software in the school
> > environment. To this end, a few months ago I wiped out
> > windows and replaced it with super slick SuSE and
> > never looked back!
> >
> > I just thought that this mailing list might be a good
> > place to bounce ideas off people. I've done all the
> > research regarding opensource software replacements
> > for current software + checking out Wine compatibility
> > for departments who are in love with their current
> > packages -- all this has gone very favourably.
> >
> > Now im looking at the really important part (as far as
> > management is concerned), Costing!! Here I have hit an
> > impass! There are so many solutions and distro's
> > around.
> >
> > After initial research http://www.k12ltsp.org/ looks
> > very interesting -- it would certainly be a good way
> > of implementing Linux one step/room at a time. Also
> > looks like old hw could be used to create new computer
> > suites at little extra expense.
> >
> > I know this is a SuSE mailing list, so im presuming
> > that there will be a degree of bias, but thats fair
> > enough because im a bit biased towards it too. Yast
> > has seen me through a lot already, and im a bit loathe
> > to leave it.
> >
> > The school that im compiling this report for has 474
> > Windows workstations, does anyone have experience of
> > Linux administration, implementation on this scale? If
> > so can you give me an idea of annual costs? Have you
> > used SuSE for this? What OS is being used for your
> > servers?
> >
> > One last thing, most school technicians I have met
> > thus far have little to no experience or knowledge of
> > Linux; I also consider myself to be a newcomer to this
> > field, could anyone direct me to a training course
> > suited to Linux school network administration.
> >
> > I know that all of the above is a big ask, I will be
> > gratefull for any pearls of wisdom.
> >
> > Regards
> > Dermot Mc Laughlin
> > dermot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> Have a look at www.scholarpack.org. It will be updated in the near future, but
> there is a costings exercise there. We use SuSE with LTSP by the way. You do
> not need to leave Yast behind and it is getting better especially now it's
> GPLed.
> regards
> garry
> >
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Paul Graydon
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