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Re: Debian on RP 3

On 21 September 2016 at 18:03, yogesh powar <yogesh.powar@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Amey,

Teaching teachers GNU/Linux is not what we have in mind. I think kids are smart
and they will figure out them selves how thing works.

Yes but concern is about language barrier.
Specially in villages in India where English language is not widely spoken/extensively used.
Even if they Google, they might will have hard time to understand some Linux terminologies in technical wording format.

Yes, we dont want to have HDMI thing involved; as I raised the point earlier, it would
boost up the setup cost. I think there are HDMI-VGA converter available (not the cables)
which costs around 600 Rupees which should solve the need.

So basic setup would
  1. LIME2 [4500 ] +
  2. HDMI-VGA converter [700] +
  3. 16' screen [4000] +
  4. Keyboard [400]+
  5. mouse [250] +
  6. Power Adapter [250] +
  7. USB Memory Sticks [500] +
  8. LIME Casing [550]
  9. WiFi-Dongle (Optional) [500]
Total would be around = 11650.

I would go for netbooks then in this cost.
iBall, micromax offering some nice netbooks within above price range. [with 64bit arch Intel Atom processor]
Advantage of netbook would be, install various Linux OS variants every day.
Also, it's easy to move those netbooks from 1 place to other without hassle's.
Lastly, I am pretty sure iBall & micromax both having servicing center's in Panji city in Goa. [Single stop for any HW issues]



On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 5:18 PM, Amey Abhyankar <sco1984@gmail.com> wrote:

On 20 September 2016 at 20:42, yogesh powar <yogesh.powar@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello All,

Friend of mine and I would like to donate some of our effort/money/time providing computers at a primary school in a village in Goa.


Noting that it's a primary school, so on Raspbian OS should be ok.
Assuming that those kids aint having syllabus to do some heavy C, C++, Python,Java programming on x86_64 bit processor architecture.  ^_^
Do gather basic requirements for example language localization requirement.
Also confirm that the computer teacher knows Linux OS & he/she can diagnose very basic issues in Linux OS.

We were thinking of having Raspberry Pi -3 with Input/Output devices. But software/OS, we were thinking of having Gnu/Linux.

You are just going to donate Raspberry Pi 3 device or along with screens?
If you are just going to donate the devices, then buying HDMI screens going to be an expensive deal to the school.  :-)

Raspberry Pi is at throw away price but other components are expensive for example HDMI monitor.


Has any one tried Debian on RP3? Is Hamara Gnu/Linux endorsed by Debian?

Let me know if anyone has tried out this setup in the school.



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