Hi Bob and Kevin,
I'm glad to be joining such a vibrant community and I hope to be going
to these LUG meetings soon.
Although isn't Charlotte a few hours from Hilton Head ? ;) I ran a 60
seat installation(an entire elementary school) in NH and I believe there
are hundreds of other locations that have been using either k12ltsp or
edubuntu for a while. I have been told that my instructions for
installing LTSP on NLD9 and SLED10 (
) have even been
used by Novell tech services in California to build a notable amount of
classroom servers (30 seats or less) in the San Fransisco area. I can
tell you that in Italy a group or branch of the government called
"Didasca"( I don't speak Italian) is using the EDU-cd and LTSP as the
basis for there new desktop initiative. I don't know if these are the
kinds of success stories you need though.
Kevin J. wrote:
I'd like to introduce you to Bob Evans from the Charlotte (NC) LUG.
Bob is promoting the use of LTSP in schools around Charlotte and is
currently working on a deal to help migrate a Charter school to LTSP.
He is excited about the official HP support of the openSUSE Education
initiative as that is the one thing needed for this school to make the
move. You may be able to offer Bob some guidance and information as
this new venture unfolds.
I will be speaking about FLPC at the CharLUG user conference tomorrow
morning and this would probably be a great time to discuss the
openSUSE Education initiative (or at least what little I know about
it:). If you have some LTSP "success stories" that I can share with
others, please let me know.
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM, James Tremblay aka SLEducator
<fxrsliberty(a)opensuse.us <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
My friends at Novell and HP have finally made the big move to openly
support and use the the openSUSE Edu-CD.
This is really a good time to get things moving and to use Novell and
HP's official "interest" as a way to show the validity of your
I am looking forward to this spring and all the new friends I expect I
will be making in South Carolina.
openSIS Product Specialist
CLE in training
Registered Linux user #440182
Tells most of the story already. From my point of view, I just can
say it again:
"Thanks to all for your hard work and patience!"
With Novell, HP, Linkat, Extis and (very important from my point
of view:) more local partners in our "Team" - supporting schools
using Linux will be much easier these days.
FYI: I'm currently in contact with people inside Novell, people
from HP, Jordi from Linkat and people from Extis to "get some
balls rolling". It may take some time - but even if it takes
years, I think it's really worth to get it done...
With kind regards,
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