Merlo Station Science and Technology High School, Beaverton, Oregon, USA

At this public school, Debian is used on a small number of workstations and a couple servers serving the Debian boxes for home directories, DNS, etc. Debian is used by the students primarily for programming and computer graphics classes, extensive use of The GIMP, blender, emacs and GCC. I switched the Linux boxes from Red Hat for security and simplicity, RPM is a major problem to deal with and allowing anybody with access to the keyboard to reboot and get root on a standard install was not desirable. Debian gave the school what it needed most in the simplest form possible for the student-run network. MSNRSTHS is a public magnet school in the Beaverton School District.