My school is beginning to consider moving to open source software. Currently we operate in a windows environment and use all proprietary software. The rational at this point is a matter of both money and open access to public documents. I have read about some success stories with linux based systems in schools and how the choice of open source allowed for greater buying power. I am interested in hearing from anyone whose school has gone through the transition. How did it work out for you? What were the challenges faced by the faculty along the way? How was it received by parents and students and what challenges did they face? What other benefits are there aside from what I listed? What were the surprises, good and not so good?
Thanks for any feedback you can give me.