[sf-lug] Ubuntu Article on Techsoup

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Mon Dec 17 17:36:23 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-12-17 at 13:43 -0800, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi 
> On Dec 17, 2007 11:31 AM, Charles N Wyble <charles at thewybles.com>
> wrote:
>         I am setting up a Linux lab at Roosevelt High School in
>         east los angeles. Its among the top 10 largest high schools in
>         the
>         United States.
> Have you spoken with either Kenneth Wyrick or Ricardo Mireles?  They
> are both big in FOSS in LA.  If you would like, I will ask Kenneth to
> contact you.  I have lost Ricardo's contact info, unfortunately. 
>         So I am very interested in what SFLUG has done and
>         collaboration on
>         deploying Linux based labs utilizing Edubuntu. 
> We purchased a thin client server with the help of... get ready for
> this... Microsoft!!  It's true!  Microsoft bought our school an
> edubuntu thin client server from a company called Zareason.com !!  I
> blogged about the experience, and the blog was Slashdotted.  This
> should help you *get* the box.  
> http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/11/1446254
> I am actually a relatively simple end user, but it was still quite
> simple, with the help of several members of this list, to get the box
> installed and set up a decent thin client lab!!
> I am glad to share with you what little I know about our work.  I
> mostly did non-technical stuff.
> Good luck!  Please let me know what apps you are going to be using,
> and how you are integrating your lab into the school curriculum.  As
> always, the biggest challenges in doing this kind of work is not the
> technical stuff (although that work is, indeed, difficult!), but the
> work of getting curriculum to get the staff and students interested in
> actually using the infrastructure! 

Just to clarify, the project that was mentioned in the article was the
Hayes Valley Learning Center. Christian has been working with the
project he mentions above longer than we have, and has done some great
work there, but the one mentioned in the article was slightly different.
Our efforts have been documented here:


Not the most accessible reading ever, but basically a glorified notebook
of all that's gone on there. Be happy to answer any specific questions
on what we've done.

Thanks, Tom

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