[ILUG] :Linux in schools query
John P. Looney
jplooney-ilug at online.ie
Tue Apr 4 12:47:40 IST 2000
On Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 12:39:28PM +0100, eman at eircom.net mentioned:
> hello, I am writing on behalf of my school St. Mary's Sec. School
> Newport Co.Tipperary with regard to setting up a network ontop of the
> existing computers. There are currently 25 computers which are not
> networked, there is a current proposal by the usual 'tech' for a £5000
> 'network solution' which to me looks very dodgy and doesn't include a
> server machine. If anybody knows of companies who would do a more
> stable system possibly with linux :) please let me (or the list for
> ideas) know
Well, a reasonable "Network solution" would be:
26x network cards say £10 each, for "Cheap" ones.
1x Pentium server, with a multi-gigabyte disk - about £400 quid.
2x 16 port hubs, £300 - also IT direct.
30x network cables - £2 each.
BTW, these prices include VAT. I'm sure a college student could tie it
all together in a week. Checkout IT Direct. They have reasonable prices,
and they are Irish based.
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