Networks or standalones
Date: Around 1995
I am a technology coordinator for a small school district. We have much of
old networks in the district that need to be replaced. I am trying to
decide whether to go with 486 stand alone systems, or look at other networks
again. Our main goal is to produce students with good computer skills for
job purposes. Would anyone like to express an opinion on this subject?
Get 486's and network them! If you mean getting "dumb terminals" by your
network option, that is really not a typical work environment for anybody
any more, and your students will not like it because they will not have any
fun graphics to play with. If you have any interest at all in Unix then
getting X terminals (instead of dumb terminals) is an option, but they are
probably not worth it since you can do exactly the same thing by installing
a free or cheap Unix on a cheap 486 box. Good luck anyway.
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