I'm glad you pointed this out.  There are more obviously.  Why is this
discussion operating like there aren't entire governments, schools and
nations already moving to or running open source?  Andalusia (Guadlinex),
Extremadura (gnuLinEx), Madrid (MAX) in Spain have had their own
distributions for schools and public spaces quite some time.

We can discuss how feasable it is - but it is.  People are doing it in Spain
and other parts of the world.  Here's one primer with a few case studies:

Here's a click through presentation on Guadlinex:
A good quote from there: "Integrating computers in education is a
pedagogical not a technical issue"

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Neil Aberdeen <n...@tui.co.uk> wrote:

>  Under BSF SUN now runs Bradford local authority schools IT
> From
> http://blogs.sun.com/joehartley/entry/back_to_a_new_school
> The computers were not conventional PCs, but *Sun Ray thin 
> clients<http://www.sun.com/sunray/index.jsp%20>
> *. Sun Ray clients enable virtualized desktop sessions to run on a
> datacenter server, which houses the applications and data. ...
> As the key technology partner to Bradford, Sun is not only providing the
> hardware, we're also designing the software that will facilitate learning.
> Using Sun's open source software as well as other open source educational
> software such as Moodlerooms, Sun has created an open source software
> environment for the school.

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