Linux Desktops at Lorien Novalis

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Linux Desktops at Lorien Novalis

Stuart Rushton

Linux on Desktops

at Lorien Novalis School


Stuart Rushton


Background


philosophy


influential end user


no single solution

what we did and why

opportunity

student input

acting outside the square

Opportunity in 2002

the school is growing and

a few Classic Macs is not meeting our needs

Senior students

Why don't we use Linux?

The students and I acquired two spaces

built desks installed Cat5E

Installed a projector and screen in each room

Linux lab

Audiovisual
room

Linux lab viewed from rear

Linux lab viewed from front

Simple Server

yp

NIS

NFS

fixed IPs

1.5M broadband


Print Server

HP inkjet

HP laser


doubles as an extra
workstation


40 workstations

small HP PIII 1G box

Glass panel LCD

Mandriva 2006


AbiWord

OpenOffice Writer

OpenOffice Impress

OpenOffice Calc

OpenOffice Draw

OpenOffice Base

NVU for static web

Joomla for dynamic web

Moodle for eContent

Evolution mail

GEdit text editor

Firefox browser

Tux Paint

GIMP

Kdevelop programming

various consoles

Ktouch typing

PLUS

hundreds of useful software packages

What we promote

Open Standards

Creative Commons

multi
-
workspace

climbing file trees

using terminals

understanding technology

tool making

What we talk about

Cert III VET IT

Linux based Cert III in years 11 & 12 for the past five years

INGOTS
-

International Grades in Office Technology

Bronze INGOT (Primary), Silver INGOT (year 8)

Competency Based Qualification for

Students of any age


Can be used with any office suite but

Works very well with OpenOffice.org

and promotes a broader view of software

Ownership and the software community



Located at:


http://www.theingots.org/

the future

more of the same, multimedia, extend the network

OpenLDAP, Koha (library)

5 Years of Linux on Desktops

at Lorien Novalis School

Stuart Rushton

Questions

http://www.lorien.com.au/LINUX/THELAB/LinuxSchoolWeb.pdf


http://www.lorien.com.au/LINUX/THELAB/miniposterweb.pdf

Case Study

Student Work

Contact Details

Stuart Rushton

Teacher Professional Development and IT Strategist

Lorien Novalis School for Rudolf Steiner Education

Phone (02) 96512577 Fax (02) 96511632

Web lorien.nsw.edu.au Email tpd@lorien.nsw.edu.au