Planning to deploy new desktops in your computer labs or classrooms? Learn how to maximize your budget with the Multiplied SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Strategy.
Modern stand-alone PCs spend most of the day idle. With the Omni Desktop Multiplier, powered by Userful, you can leverage this unused computing power and allow up to 10 students to share a single SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop computer. User stations consist of only a monitor, USB keyboard and mouse.
Danville School District 118, for example, used the Multiplied SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Strategy to deploy eight desktops per classroom in their district. As a result, they reduced their hardware costs by 50%, their electricity costs by 62%, and saved the district thousands of dollars on costly Internet drops, switches, network wiring and other infrastructure and support costs.
Using the Novell Client for Linux and Linux Single Sign-on, students are able to login to the network and access their home directory, printers and network resources.
What you'll learn:
- How to turn 1 PC into 10 full-featured user stations.
- How to reduce your desktop hardware, management, maintenance and network infrastructure costs by up to 70-80%.
- How to adopt a more eco-friendly desktop computing strategy (reduced electricity consumption, CO2 emissions, computer waste).
- How other K-12 school districts have benefited from this strategy.
- How to set up and install multi-station SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktops.
- How to sell your principal and superintendent on Linux desktops.
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It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.