[Irtalk] High School Students Develop Linux Imaging and Help Desk Software - Slashdot

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 22:29:42 SAST 2014

"A Pennsylvania school district is going Linux and building an open source
high school with the help of student technology apprentices. As part of a
1:1 laptop learning program, 1725 high school students at Penn Manor School
District are receiving new laptops running Ubuntu and open source software
exclusively. Central to the program is a student help desk where student
programmers created a Linux multicast imaging system titled Fast Linux
Deployment Toolkit. The district posted pictures of the imaging process in
action. Working alongside school IT staff, students also developed help
desk software and other programs in support of the 1:1 student laptop
program. The student tech apprentices also provide peer support for fellow

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