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  1. Erigas's Avatar
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    JoomlaLMS becomes more commercial: JoomlaLMS 1.0.7 is released! | Joomla learning management system (LMS)
    They integrated discount coupons,sales reports PayPal payment... It is just what I remember. I doubt ebay will make their internal platform commercial.
  2. Butuz's Avatar
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    Cheers GrumbleDook.

    I would be interested to hear some constructive ideas from Spannerman2 regarding his "new model" of curriculum network. Personally I think virtual machines / virtual images of some kind would be one of the better ways to provide pupils with an unrestricted desktop / unrestricted network for them to experiment with without endangering the curriculum network.

    There is simply no way that kind of "abuse" could be allowed on a curriculum network because within 6 months the entire network would either be at best dead or very dysfunctional, and it worst totally compromised and the school would be straight in the newspapers when private pupil/staff data was uploaded all over the internet. I would be willing to wager Spannerman2 would probably be the first to complain to his network manager when he was unable to teach due to not even being able to log on.

    Another question – assuming Spannerman2 teaches in a school, has he been to his SMT/Head to put forward his radical new ideas on how to teach ICT? How did that go?

    Cheers

    Butuz
  3. GrumbleDook's Avatar
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    Spannerman2 and I agree to disagree on a number of things, but his points are aimed constructively and he has been part of some very healthy discussions since this original post.

    I will do a follow-up post in a few weeks time to summarise his contributions and others too.
  4. Cloris's Avatar
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    Joomla and LMS integration is a hot topic surely. Wonderful opportunity for open source Moodle and JoomlaLMS. I wonder who will be closer to triumph. They will come up soon, will see. Big projects is not my business, it's a pity...
  5. Butuz's Avatar
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    Wow. The constructiveness of that blog astounds me. He clearly belongs in the 80s with his BBC Master.

    Unfortunately for the rest of us things have moved on somewhat since then.
  6. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    I don't think they will need LMS today or tomorrow )))))
    First of all they plan to use social media to activate collaboration: content creation, sharing and open discussion.
    Only then they plan to enable employees to source and analyze massive amounts of data to power learning across the company and knowlenge sharing.

    It is really possible that in some time (as the third stage) they will come to integration of LMS for knowlange sharing perfection. So, I think Joomla community will have time to interate their CMS and LMS.
    Updated 5th October 2010 at 10:46 AM by OK_Elena
  7. monkeyx's Avatar
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    Well I like new learning skills, so I retrained my asp.net/c# skills and learned php to help support and develop using Moodle at our school. Some may have even said that this was re training LOL.

    I do agree that retraining is a big part of implementing change.

    Our school uses a mixture of open source and proprietary software, this creates no issues for staff or learners. I personally find implementing back end systems with OSS, but implementing any back end solution is easier . Many pupils in our area do use open office at home, as why pay for commercial software when doing your homework

    Why do many so people(non school staff) want to make this a black and white issue. And start chucking FUD in. Shame more schools don’t make up their own mind instead of relying on LA advisors and third party IT consultants
    Tim
  8. Butuz's Avatar
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    Agree SSD's rock so hard as long as you get the 200+mb/s read write versions.

    I have been looking into doing something similar in our ICT suites of workstations - unfortunatly with PC400 DDR ram so expensive at the moment I am really not convinced that spending 150+ per PC plus my own time upgrading them on 5 year old PC's that were originally only 300 and have no warranty, is really a good idea....

    Eager to be convinced otherwise!!

    Also - your almost garunteed to get an even better performance increase on laptops as most older laptop HDD's are only 4200/5400rpm (and thus rubbish). PC's with 7200 HDD's should see slightly less of an increase.

    Have a small amount of spare cash so will order a cople of SSD's and 2GB sticks and do some testing.

    Butuz
  9. spannerman2's Avatar
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    Great stuff..as a long standing apologist for FOSS I have got to agree with much you are saying.
    The NHS CIO is adamant that they would not contemplate a desktop migration to FOSS due to the overhead of training and compatibility. Sirius PLC (no less) advised Bristol Council likewise, and my experience of the teaching profession concurs with them both.

    my feverent wish is for this debate to stop, i have no desire to replace windows 7 with ubuntu or MS office with Oracle Office with all the pain and no real gain practically or ethically.

    I dont like re training, i like acquiring new skills and taking advantage of new opportunities the FOSS Windows debate seems to be middle aged blokes squbbling over yesterdays broken models. Betamax v VHS, duh what's either?
  10. zag's Avatar
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    One of the biggest improvements I have seen was doing automatic updates. XP SP3 needs about 100 I think now that can take hours with a mechanical drive. The SSD did it in about 6 minutes!
  11. flyinghaggis's Avatar
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    I've got an 80Gb Intel x25-m in my home PC and I'd echo the above. Once you've had one there's no going back to HDD's as a boot/OS drive!
  12. kevin_lane's Avatar
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    yea i had the same problem with the sql side of it
  13. ZeroHour's Avatar
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    DPM 2010 does not require 2008 R2 I thought?

    I have DPM 2010 and I have to say some points are accurate (the pre-reqs are a pain) but after getting it setup I think its brilliant and we came from BE previously. To buy proper lics for BE we were looking at over 4K just for the essentials, DPM is about 80 per year and 20 per hardware agent (and anything on that hardware be it hyper-v etc) if I recall.

    Seeing the files I dont find an issue at all tbh, DPM stores the backups in partitions and snapshots only changes to save large amounts of space. I believe you can get access if needed but its not advised or needed really.
  14. techie08's Avatar
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    I was looking into DPM 2010 instead of upgrading to Backup exec 2010. Might not bother now though. Does backup exec 2010 have CPS on it?
  15. diggory's Avatar
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    Does DPM handle tape changers ok (yeah old school I know...)
    DPM 2007 made real hashups with our's and we can only use it for disk-disk.

    Have to use bacula for tape.
  16. Arthur's Avatar
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    DPM uses Microsoft's Shadow Copy technology (like System Restore does in Windows) so this is probably why you can't see the files. It also stores only the bytes that have changed, so even if you could see the files they wouldn't be of much of use to you. How does BackupExec deal with the de-duplication of data if it stores everything in a BKF?
  17. Alis_Klar's Avatar
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    Nice review. I have been struggling to install DPM 2010 too. The first hurdle was I had no Servers with 2008 R2 on. Installed that on a test box fine.

    Next problem our domain was still at the windows 2000 functional level (DPM 2010 requires 2003 func level at least)
    Still didn't work i think because it had a partially uninstalled instance of sql. I'm going to rebuild my 2008 R2 server when i get time.

    The reason I looked into DPM was because it was so cheap and makes use of the previous version client so users can restore files themselves. Also it does de-duplication and i've always hated the Veritas interface.
  18. john's Avatar
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    Welcome to the club, my dad was a bit like than then he got some glasses to help with reading and he now swears by them and regrets not admitting it sooner and doing something about it.
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  20. jinnantonnix's Avatar
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    Well, this book is becoming quite a chore. I was initially drawn to the book because of large number of its quotes sprinkled throughout the net.

    I find the characters cold and one dimensional. The characters seem to be a vehicle for Rand's political views, which on the face of it seem to have some merit, but recent events have proven laissez faire market forces immoral and prone to implode.

    I haven't even got to John Galt yet.


    I've started on Watership Down. I might return to Atlas Shrugged, but not before I finish WD.