Open Source Savings for a School District

Posted by Abe on Dec 22, 2005 3:58 PM EDT; By Mike Weber
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A lot of people ask about the real savings that Open Source can bring to school districts. Noxon Schools has used Open Source software for 6 years now and so I wanted to demonstrate the actual savings and philosophy of Open Source in a real life setting.

Noxon Schools is a rural school district in remote northwest Montana with a student body of about 270 students. The school uses 4 Linux Terminal Servers on separate networks to serve 125 Linux Thin Clients. In addition, the school has a Web server, DNS server, 2 Proxy Servers, Backup Server and a Samba server to provide all of the services the school needs in house. 60 computers run Windows 2000 or XP.

[Ed.] Don't you just love it when schools adopt FOSS and save some money? I certainly DO.

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is that Doherty a dumbass or what? henke54 0 2,496 Dec 22, 2005 10:49 PM

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