[Linux-aus] New Federal Govt's Education/PC plans

Leah Duncan leah at geonetrix.com.au
Mon Dec 3 09:51:55 UTC 2007

Personally, I was thinking more along the lines of the ASUS EEE PCs.  A 
good introduction to Linux, even as thin clients, which can act as 
standalone "mini-PCs" that are highly configurable, can have a standard 
SOE, can be locked down as required, and storage can occur on student's 
own H: drives or pen drives as appropriate.  It would easily meet the 
Linux in Schools agenda, while support could be offered from a large 

I understand some of the earliest deals struck with ASUS over the EEE PC 
was with Government and education in other countries - why not push that 
as a solution which fits nicely with ideology (arguments about Xandros 


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