Re: SkoleLinux and Live disks
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Ronny Aasen wrote:
Indeed. you might be more inclined to use debian-live kde version. you
will be missing some education related applications, but it would give a
desktop with kde.
Most of the benefit of skolelinux is not directly related to the dektop
system anyway. It's hard to demo easy maintainance, and ltsp services from a
What we were wanting it for, was to be able to say "Have a look at
this", boot the computer with a Live disk, and then show the educational
A similar possible application, is where in New South Wales, in
Australia, it is reported that the state government is going to spend 25
million AUD, to supply and install software on its Computers For Schools
program, where it is going to supply laptop computers to students and
It was repoerted that the laptop computers that are going to be used,
are Lenovo laptop computers. From memory, Lenovo computers are
compatible with Linux.
If SkoleLinux includes useful (as in, applicable to Australian
school curriculae) educational software, the use of SkoleLinux, in the
Computers For Schools programme, could save that state government, most
of its 25 million AUD that it has allocated for the software component
of that programme.
So, regarding both that programme, and, the prospect of showing the
local relative, an education oriented distribution of Linux, it is more
the educational packages in the context of Linux, in which we are
interested, rather than the networking capability.
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