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Date: Around 1995


Question:
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?



Replies:
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.

A Smith


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