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[News] School in New Zealand Dumps Windows, Moves to GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] School in New Zealand Dumps Windows, Moves to GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:18:17 +0000
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NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

,----[ Quote ]
| A New Zealand high school running entirely 
| on open source software has slashed its 
| server requirements by a factor of almost 
| 50, despite a government deal mandating the 
| use of Microsoft software in all schools.
| [...]
| The implementation uses Ubuntu on the 
| desktop and Mandriva for four key servers 
| (one firewall, one storage and two KVM 
| hypervisors). Mandriva was selected because 
| of the ease of using Mandriva Directory 
| Server to manage the school's LDAP 
| directory, but Brennan said either desktop 
| or server OS could easily be replaced. 


Kiwi high school issues shot heard around the open source world

,----[ Quote ]
| A New Zealand high school has defied the 
| national government and struck a blow heard 
| around the world of open source.
| Albany Senior High School is ignoring a deal 
| worked out between the National Party 
| government and Microsoft and claims it is 
| saving a bundle.


Linux.conf.au: Birds of a Feather flock together

,----[ Quote ]
| The Linux.conf.au conference in Wellington 
| is not all about keynote speakers. Some of 
| the most interesting sessions come from the 
| Birds of a Feather (BOF) gatherings, where 
| people come together to talk about all 
| things open source.
| The ad hoc sessions are designed as a meet 
| and greet for people with similar interests 
| and experience to share ideas and issues.



NZ govt trials Linux desktops in Feb

,----[ Quote ]
| Three New Zealand government agencies will
| begin a pilot next month to replace their
| existing Windows desktops with machines
| running Linux and other open source
| software.
| The Department of Prime Minister and
| Cabinet, Horizons Regional Council and NZ
| Post will all begin trialling the use of
| Linux desktops in February. NZ Post's open
| source plans were outed by Computerworld in
| August last year.

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