[CALUG] where I could find those RPMs
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I am try to find the following RPMs , but I can find them , please where I
could find those RPMs please advice
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>From: James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET>
>To: Ray Lischner <linux at tempest-sw.com>
>CC: lug at calug.com
>Subject: Re: [CALUG] Let's Advocate Open-Source to the HCPSS
>Technology Advisory Committee
>Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 14:00:20 -0400
>Ray Lischner wrote:
> >On Tuesday 23 May 2006 03:57 pm, Kelly Price wrote:
> >>If HCPSS needs newer PC's, but
> >>the cost is an issue, this may help sway them.
>Please be aware that for schools and nonprofits, cost is rarely an
>issue. First off, the basic Windows software is essentially bundled in
>with the PC itself. Second, M$ will *almost always* discount their
>software, even going so far as to give it away to avoid Linux
>installations if faced with that.
> >I don't think cost is an issue. The school district has already made the
> >decision to replace hardware on a large scale to ensure support for the
> >latest OS releases.
>Well, that's nice, but hardware isn't the issue. Both systems run on PCs.
> > The money has been budgeted and lots of it has
> >already been spent. It's a done deal. They are leasing the equipment,
> >ensuring that they always have up-to-date hardware and OSes. Getting
> >Linux on these platforms would be extremely difficult.
>I don't see why. Move and resize the Windows partitions and install
>Linux as well. Have dual boot systems.
>I imagine that someone will say that the leasing contract forbids this.
>More likely, they might refuse to support such systems, but so what?
>They can support them themselves! Besides, when the systems are
>returned, they will have to be re-imaged anyway.
> >I think our effort would be better spent focusing on open source
> >applications, in particular ODF-compliant office suites instead of
> >proprietary, vendor-lock-in office suites.
>That's one approach. It all depends on whether the computers are to be
>used in a business fashion (which for schools means presenting homework
>and reports better), or as a computer lab, where programming itself is
> >My kids are still too young to face this problem, but I've heard stories
> >of students being told to submit documents specifically in Microsoft
> >format. Woe betide the kids who use OpenOffice.org at home, convert to
> >Microsoft for submission, and the teacher knocks points off because the
> >conversion was imperfect. I don't know if that has every happened, or
> >how likely it is to happen, or if it is even a plausible scenario.
>Good question. In any case, if anyone truly takes this seriously, they
>should visit Blair HS in Silver Spring, a Magnet School for Math,
>Science, and Computers: http://www.mbhs.edu/
>Notice the .EDU in their name. Probably an accident, but given that they
>serve up college level courses, they deserve the doman name. I believe
>they also have a very active Linux Computer Club with pretty sharp people.
>Another interesting development is the Howard County Library computers.
>They are Linux based.
> >Ray Lischner
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