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Re: Draft press release: I need speedy feedback



onsdag 15. mars 2006, 01:03, skrev Knut Yrvin:
> Tirsdag 14 mars 2006 23:34, skrev Rachel Elizabeth Dillon:
> > I figured this was my chance.
>
> If this is OK, I'll post this nice press statement on various lists
> :-). Does somebody else have feedbacks on this?
>
> -- Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 2.0 ready for free use!
>
> After twenty-one months of development, Skolelinux has released
> a new version. Skolelinux, the Debian-edu project's Custom Debian
> Distribution, is installed in hundreds of schools in Norway, Germany,
> and other countries. Many municipalities use Skolelinux across all of
> their schools; such centralized operation offers low maintenance and
> operational costs.  Skolelinux is free and open source software, and
> for those schools that need assistance, many commercial organizations
> offer maintenance and support solutions.
>
> The new version of Skolelinux offers recent versions of popular
> programs such as OpenOffice, Mozilla Firefox, and GCompris -- all in
> many languages. 

You can't/shouldn't use the word "recent" here, it's just not so 
correct :-)
We offer on the cd rather outdated versions of this popular software;
OpenOffice.org 1.1.3 _not_ the recent 2.0
Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 _not_ the recent 1.5
GCompris 6.5 _not_ the recent 7.3 (7.4 is in beta)

I ofcourse know that this is the way it is in Debian Stable, but a lot 
of potential users of Skolelinux/Debian-edu will interpret "recent" 
rather differently. And installing backports of the above mentioned 
software is not exactly trivial.

> A wide variety of educational software is also 
> available. Thin client support has been improved, and it is now
> possible to install half-thick clients. Half-thick clients allow for
> full use of newer hardware, offering support for CD/DVD-ROM, USB-pen,
> and audio devices. Since all software is distributed from the
> Skolelinux servers, maintenance costs on half-thick clients are still
> kept low.

I'm not sure about this one; has anybody actually managed to install 
such a half-thick client? 
Do we have any documentation on how to make use of CD/DVD-ROM, USB-pen, 
and audio devices?


Klaus

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