[buug] Beacon School
jammer at weak.org
Wed Jun 9 12:21:52 PDT 2004
Also check with the Alameda County Computer Resource Center:
On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 11:53:48AM -0700, bferrell at baywinds.org wrote:
> You might want to check out Alameda County property and Salvage in San Leandro next to Fairmont Hospital. That's where Alameda county disposes of just about everything. A couple of years ago I picked up a pair of complete Sun workstations for just a bit over $200.
> "Tim Mansfield" <tim at smallschools.org> wrote ..
> > Hi,
> > I am going to be the technology teacher at Beacon School, a small, personalized,
> > progressive school in Oakland.
> > http://www.beaconschools.org/home.htm
> > It's not a public school, but it's not just a bunch of rich kids; the school
> > founder Thelma Farley makes a real effort to get a truly diverse bunch
> > of kids in there (many on scholarship).
> > So, there's a computer lab there with its own DSL line and fixed IP address.
> > The lab contains 10 iMacs, 9 relatively new Dell PC's, and 1 larger generic
> > PC being used as a file server (it's running Windows 2000 Server).
> > The school wants to shunt the iMacs off to the side as a multimedia lab,
> > and get 10 more PC's to replace them so the lab (i.e., the client OS's
> > the kids are learning and using) are unified.
> > They don't have much money, so are looking for creative ways to accomplish
> > this.
> > Assuming we can get the necessary number of PC's (10 more), I'm willing
> > to consider converting the whole lab to Linux, clients and server(s).
> > Even if we don't convert everything, I'd like to add a web server running
> > Linux to the mix. I have an extra PC I'll donate for this purpose.
> > If anyone in the group has suggestions or help to offer, please let me
> > know.
> > Thanks--
> > --Tim
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