It’s good to see that the satisfying results of using Debian GNU/Linux in schools that I experienced continue to please teachers around the world.
- “Giorgio Pioda, system administrator, who is using Debian Edu at SPSE (Scuola per Sportivi dâ€™Ã‰lite) in Tenero, Switzerland (Cantone Ticino, Italian speaking part), says: "I can report that I’m on production with Debian Edu Wheezy since mid-August and it works rock solid, we are using it every day."”
- “Nigel Barker, IT Coordinator at Hiroshima International School, Japan: "I was able to get a new Tjener and computer room ready for the new school year in only 4 days following the beta 1 release. I have been very happy with the way things have been running during the first month of school."”
- “Lucas Nussbaum, Debian Project Leader: "Debian Edu is a fantastic project, for at least two reasons. First, because it exposes a wider public, and specifically children, to Free Software and Debian. Second, because it demonstrates how one can build a successful distribution on top of Debian, while doing all the work inside Debian."”
I was never happier than when I discovered that a working lab could be converted to GNU/Linux or updated in an hour simply by making machines boot PXE, installing Debian GNU/Linux as a LTSP server. If you need thick clients, it’s simple to install on one and re-image the rest in parallel with Clonezilla and multicasting. Clonezilla is being tested for inclusion in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution for the next release.