I just got a job in a public school in Uppsala, Sweden. Unfortunately, they only run Windows. Yet...
Now I think I could convince them to try Linux, the boss is interested (she's at least half-finnish...)
So I would like to discuss this with admins who has Linux in such an environment. Maybe start in the forum but then switch to emailing - a bit more convenient since I'd like to keep discussing at least until summer (that's the earliest we could start the actual testing.)
I have some Linux knowledge myself, used it at home for some 3-5 years.
First thing to know is what distro's have you found to be best? I have started testing Debian-based, but don't have very much spare time at the moment.
Details: It's a pretty small school, some 700 students.
We have a few servers, running mainly Win2003 server (newly upgraded from NT).
Two subnets: students about 200 computers, staff 75 computers.
Staff runs WinXPpro, students about 70 Win98, rest WinXPpro.
And I'm talking about migrating the clients, not the servers. Keeping a handful of Windows servers up-and-running is not a big problem, but those clients...
So please report here if you're interrested, or email me at email@example.com
(You could of course also use the email-account registered in my account here.)