[Ilugc] FOSS effort at MSEC
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Wed Feb 25 10:21:08 IST 2009
>I obtained the permission to install free Oses in 3 systems in my Lab. I am
>to go ahead with a Fedora 10. in 2 systems and possibly OpenSolaris 08-11 on
>(I also gave Lenny, Scientific Linux and CentOS a thought since they are
>rock solid. But
>I doubt if we need such a Rock Solid distro where kids might want the latest
>Also Debian Squeeze is a choice which I have not ruled out yet.)
>Given that 10 out of 10 (:P) machines are using more cycles battling viruses
>on the current Windows XP install, I feel that this will be a welcome break.
>Also, it will
>give some students of the current pre-final year to embrace a F/OSS final
>I am planning on the current software configuration (The systems are P4 3.0
>with 512 mb RAM)
Our FOSS Lab Server might help you to implement a FOSS network in your college.
It's a preconfigured server (not big enough and looks slim, people often told me, looks like a DVD player) to remotely install any of the community distros like
Fedora-10 for i386 (nearly 20 GB of fedora repository + rpmfusion) + 15 GB of source code of Fedora-10
Debian Lenny 5.0 for i386 (latest stable version nearly 20 GB) + 18 Gb of source code as 4 ISO's
OpenSUSE 11.1 for i386, x86-64
Mandriva 2009 for i386, x86-64
CentOS 5.2 for i386, x86-64
K12Linux Based on Fedora-10, Fedora-9
Ubuntu 8.10 for i386, x86-64
FreeBSD 7.1 for i386
NetBSD 4.0 for i386 and much more
TLDP (Full website) + Linux Gazette online magazine
All GNU Documentations (more than 1 GB)
Linux Kernel source code (Historic version 0.01 to 18.104.22.168 - the latest): 27 GB
Windows based Free / Open Source Softwares (Nearly 12 GB)
Small Linux distros (like, smoothwall, ipcop, thinstation, openfiler, freenas and several others)
The overall collection of latest distros comes around more than 300 GB.
We have installed Fedora-10 distro in the following colleges recently using our FOSS Lab Server which is being provided free for one day while conducting FOSS workshops.
Easwari Engineering Colleges, Chennai - Fedora-10: 65 computers, CentOS: 30 computers
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi: Fedora-10: 140 computers (installed in just 6 hours)
Hindustan Engineering College, Padur: Fedora-10: Nearly 70 computers
Syed Ammal Engineering College, Ramanathapuram,: Fedora-10 about 60 Computers
Krishnasamy Engineering College, Cuddalore: Fedora-10 in 30 computers
The complete Fedora-10 repository with rpmfusion is provided and setup (in their own servers/machines) in all the above colleges.
If any colleges in Tamilnadu (engg./arts, science/polytechnics) willing to setup FOSS lab, we can provide our FOSS lab server free-of-cost for one day, were they can install around 200 machines in a day.
If any colleges interested, pl. write to linuxbaskar at gmail.com / opensource at vsnl.net
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