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Pilot Testing of a Client/Server Setup as a Low-Cost, Low-Maintenance Computing System for Philippine Schools

Site(s):
1. Itaas Elementary School
2. San Bartolome High School
Address(s):
1. Type C, NBP Reservation, Muntinlupa City
2. Novaliches, Quezon City
Purpose of System:
Deloyed for instructional purposes in their computer laboratory.
Users of System:
Students, Staff, and Faculty
Hardware Specifications:
Server Configuration:
- 2.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor
- ASUS P4B533 Motherboard
- 1GB Generic Pc266 DDR SDRam
- 64MB Sparkle GeForce4 MX440-SE Video Card
- 17" Amptron Monitor
- 120GB HDD 7200RPM Seagate Hard Disk
- 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive
- D-Link 56K v.90 O|PCI Modem
- Realtek RTL8139 NIC
- Logitech keyboard and mouse

Client Configuration:
(same as server)

- Chassis Cupid 2677 (white)
- VIA EPIA V500 on-board Audio, Video, and LAN Motherboard
- 128MB memory
Software Specifications:
- RedHat 9.0 (Operating System)
- LTSP 3.0
- TightVNC (Virtual Network Computing)
- OpenOffice 1.0.2
- X-CD-Roast (CD writer)
- Xsane (scanning)
- XFce (desktop Manager)
- Mozilla 1.2
- The Gimp (graphics editor)
- Educatonal Packages
- Instructional Software from SEI (Biology, Mathematics, Physics, etc.)
- Accessories
- Acrobat Reader and XPDF
- XMMS, MPlayer (multimedia)
Trainings Conducted:
- Basic LTSP System Administration and Maintenance
- Basic Linux Operations
- OpenOffice Writer (word procesing)
- OpenOffice Calc (spreadsheet)
- OpenOffice Impress (presentation)
- OpenOffice Draw (drawing)
- Getting to Know Your Computer
Manuals:
- none -
Project Duration:
August 2003 - June 2004 (w/ Technical Support)
Sample Setup:


The setup at Itaas Elementary School


The setup at San Bartolome High School

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