July 12, 2002

Florida private school uses (and loves) Linux

Great piece at LinuxPlanet: "From a system administration standpoint, Baillie recognized that managing the Lab desktops with a Linux Terminal Server setup would be much simpler than trying to maintain 35 standard individual Windows machines. Past experience told Baillie that the students couldn't resist customizing their individual desktop environment. They could do it at home, after all, so why not at school? Having a bunch of students rotate through 35 Technology Lab machines would have been a desktop look-and-feel nightmare without the multi-user capabilities of Linux terminals. Under an LTSP system, the students could customize and rearrange to their hearts content without affecting any other student's settings. They could even crash applications without the customary three-fingered recovery salute."


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