*(&*&*&^*&(^(*&(*&*)(* :eek: :(:confused:
You lot can't even be bothered to help out with a few configuration scripts to make the eeePC work in schools. :)
So what makes any of you think you could actually organise a brewery trip instead of just drinking the output !!!! :)
I hope I have offended some of you by this post and once you've calmed down maybe you'll actually come along and give some help with a little project first before your off to rule the world :)
*Takes offence* - Direct me to where you would like some help.....
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
I am sure been long day for you but far as can tell every time you have asked for help the members have tried to help you.
At no point have you asked to make your script part of any group project (as far as I can tell).
But if want to turn your script into group project feel free..
In Defence of SimpleSi, he did ask!
and a wiki was started:
EeePC - Linux OS - EduGeek.net Wiki
Long day:confused: - I know there's some diffs between North and South but I didn't know their was a time difference as well :P
Maybe there have been some problems with the forum that have led some esteemed members to miss THE 400 POSTS I'VE MADE ON THE SUBJECT :)
The Main Post
And some of the others :)
OK maybe gone "slighty" OTT on number of past posts but I think the case for the prosecution is pretty watertight :)
Look forward to having my neck (sorry hand) shook warmly in May at the conf :)
Just in case the written word conveys the wrong meaning - I'm smiling as I write these words :)
I think a full distro may well be looking the wrong direction, Jo has done a huge amount of work down this route already.
There would be a large amount of duplication (all too common is the OSS world)
Maybe it would be better to divert effort to finding out what help Jo would like to get Karoshi moving forward faster.
Another option would be to look at the areas where schools really need help with getting Linux deployed.
Speaking from experience, Linux desktops are still going to be hugely controversial. Linux is not the issue, it is the lack of apps and Teachers having spent huge amounts of time building lessons around those apps. Suddenly taking them away cause "issues"
I would be tempted to look at some Edugeek appliance type builds:
Edugeek E-Learning platform (Moodle, Elgg etc)
Edugeek Network Monitoring System ( Nagios, cacti or opennms)
Edugeek Proxy Filter (Squid, Dansguardian etc)
That is my take on it.
I think db was thinking out aloud to get views and ideas.
and all those posts have people replying and got wiki page setup ;)
Must admit did miss you asking us in that first post for that I am sorry but we get lot of posts and sometimes we miss things.
Also my post said with a smile
So way forward is this where do you wants the scripts project to go and what help do you want from us the admins and the site.
Feel free to post or pm me..
Back on OT - I think linescanner and others have the right idea - and in todays VM world - produce VMs (and host them obviously).
And being serious, getting Linux desktop machines integrated into windows domains doesn't seem to be even being seriously attempted by anyone (in the world) never mind around here.
I personally feel that Ubuntu is going to be the distro that will take off in schools and has a good educational focus to it already so i'll vote for that.
Also agree that documentation and step by step guides would be a great idea rather than reinventing the wheel. Maybe we could then create a list of 'supported' (by us) apps that are good replacements for Windows apps e.g Open Office and GIMP.
Also important then is good info on managing these desktops in large deployments >100 desktops i.e. application management, desktop deployment, user management.
Kind of like an RM for Linux but without being patronising ;-)
Just off for a private chat (fight) with Russ - lets see who's left standing :)
Can we call it Geekux? Please. :-)
OK - fight over - nothing to see here - move along :)
Simon and Russ :)
I've got a PC sat in my hallway that boots ACSOS - a customised version of Slax Linux that can boot off small, read-only media. I had it running in our sixth form for a while, but the sixth form complain too much and now they have Windows XP machines. I've got some older machines and a job-lot of bootable CF cards off eBay, I'll see if I can get it going again. Note: Slax's website has been "revamped" at some point and is now pretty much useless, but it was really good!
Come Monday, I'm setting up Xen virtual machines to do Internet gateway and transparent web filtering, DNS, DHCP and a number of file servers. Moodle server to follow soonish. These will be Ubuntu Server 7.10 based appliances. I'm also writing a management console to monitor virtual machines and move them between machines. What would people suggest I do to go about packaging these as "portable" VM images of some kind? Does anyone use Amazon EC2, do they have some kind of portable file format I can use?
Originally Posted by linescanner
Hey! Cloud computing! Why don't just join all our networks into one big network?...