.... is fabulous.
It's a cloud based OS that ties together Google Docs, your web accounts, etc, and presents a rather pleasant (customisable) front-end to these apps, very much like Chrome OS.
I installed it on my Dad's rather old Dell Mini 10 and it runs like a high performance workstation. It's been running a while, no support calls and no lost files. He's has happy as a sandbag.
It's heavily tailored to the cloud, mind you, so if the thought of all your stuff living 'out there' scares you, it might not be for you. That said, you have to ask which is more likely - Google having a total systems failure, or your hard disk going wrong. Hmmmm. It does, however, allow local storage and apps, but you've got to dig a little to use them.
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I know what's going on my old EeePC tonight!
I'm liking the look of this! Time to find an old laptop to try it on. Cheers for the headsup!
It's based on Ubuntu with a Chrome/HTML5 front-end.
It also comes with all the codecs necessary for the web - I didn't need to install anything else.
One thing - you'll need to search for and install a print package to print. Just go to apps and search for 'print'. TBH this really should have been included in the install, but hey ho, I'll forgive them.
We've got 60+ eeePCs that are semi-useless at the moment, so along with Ubuntu I will take a look at this!
We already use Google Apps and Moodle (which has their shared drives in place), just need to look at some form of web based printing system now - which might come along if/when we move to a managed print solution with PaperCut.
Problems so far - wireless support on this eeePC 701 doesn't seem to exist out of the box, and there is nowhere to just type in proxy settings.
*Surely* there must be a way?
This article says it's popular with some European schools, which I imagine would use a proxy of some sort.
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There probably is, but it will be via the console, and to many users this is an instant no-go.
This might be just what I have been looking for. I am trying to set up an old laptop for a student [parent's request to The Head] Ubuntu refuses to install. Perhaps this will do the job.
Installs nicely...once you have the proxy written in the console, you can create a file for it and bang it out en masse through USB (I would presume). I am looking at creating a Batch/VBS type script to see if it will work
Care to share some instructions for our proxy-encumbered brethren?
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