View Full Version : Ubuntu on school computers?

November 12th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Does anyone's school have Edubuntu or any other Ubuntu distro as the main OS on their computer? I know if they did at my school that the network would definitely see a lot less downtime. All the computers at my school still run win2k.

November 12th, 2008, 01:45 PM
My uni has the server edition powering some of their servers that students work on. That's about it as far as I know.

November 12th, 2008, 02:27 PM

However, my friend's school had one lab that was running some form of suse.

November 14th, 2008, 12:22 AM
I wish, We have XP and Vista here:(

November 14th, 2008, 12:43 AM
We have Win2K, WinXP, and MacOS X.4 here.

January 7th, 2009, 12:32 PM
We are in the process of migrating to Linux and have already installed Edubuntu in 2 Junior Computer Labs comprising of 17 PCs each. Another 13 Thin clients using old legacy PCs with one Ubuntu as the server is deployed in the Students Resource Room. Another 80 PCs in the Middle and Senior Computer labs will have Edubuntu by next month. Linux for teaching staff will be deployed by year end and for the non-teaching administrative staff by next year.

We have also deployed an Update Server at each campus connected to a centralized update server using apt-mirror so that the regular updates that happens with Ubuntu does not choke the bandwidth. The IT curriculum is being reworked with FOSS and the experience so far has been excellent. The 5 + years old PC now seems refreshed powered with Ubuntu. No professional expertise was required and this forum served as the solution provider for all issues, so thank u all once again. I would appreciate tips, suggestions and similar testimonials.

I forget to mention that we have 3 schools with 400+ PCs.