75 computers, that is.
NSW is pushing out a mixed ISDN/satellite network based on Debian — oddly enough, Rural Link happens at the request of the State Library (solo ISDN was too expensive).
Telstra sources the satellite dish and the Linux-based Ursys BusiBox satellite router interfaces with ISDN.
An odd mix.
It’s nice to see Telstra genuinely working with FOSS, because “We also tried to develop an interface with Windows but got too frustrated as [we found it] too unstable.”
I guess a BSOD became “a blue scream of death” out in the middle of nowhere... nice to know that your local library can do an “apt-get install package” though. (-: