[IAEP] Userful Linux & ThinNetworks to deploy 300, 000+, virtualized desktops in Brazil
wad at laptop.org
Mon Feb 23 14:08:06 EST 2009
On Feb 19, 2009, at 12:34 PM, Tony Anderson wrote:
> Really sad. Buying one desktop and creating 'five' seats is probably
> cheaper than 5 or 6 XOs.
Is it really ? I don't even see a real cost benefit.
$450 - one low end desktop computer
$350 - (5) $70 monitors
$ 50 - (5) keyboards/mice
$250 - (5) seats of virtualization hardware (from the userful web site)
$1100 for five students => $220 per student
> However, it restricts use to the school day.
> The ability for the child to take the laptop home is crucial.
> Think, for
> example, of the impact of the laptop on the other members of the
The only upside, IMO, is increased screen real estate.
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