> A UNIVERSITY REPLACES MANY PCS WITH "INFORMATION APPLIANCES" > About 1,100 Sun Ray computers have supplanted desktop PCs at > Michigan Technological University because of the potential > savings in time and money that they offer. Using information > appliances, most computing is handled by the servers, removing > the need to purchase, manage, and support specific machines. > Michigan Tech is the first American institution to deploy > information appliances on such a large scale, but demand for > the appliances has not been as high as anticipated. Many > students already own PCs and are encountering difficulty > getting used to the Unix environment, while some departments > have refused the machines because they lack sufficient > computing power for research projects or specialized software > for administrative operations. Complicating matters is the > fact that PC prices are falling, while the number of colleges > requiring students to bring their own devices is increasing. Well Chat, whenever you're ready to do this at CO, just let me know. Diskless workstations will save us a bundle... John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # FreeLists, Free mailing lists for all: http://www.freelists.org # UNIX Systems Engineer, Ivy Tech State College: http://www.ivy.tec.in.us # Linux, Apache, Perl and C: All the best things in life are free!