Saturday, 13 September 2008

Is Linux about to take over the Board??

As you may be aware, we are always interested in anything that would be valuable in the teaching and learning process particularly if costs absolutely nothing; hence Moodle, Joomla, Yacapaca, Audacity, PBWiki, 21Classes, - the list goes on. Our latest venture is into the world of Linux.

If you have read some of the previous posts in this blog, we have already reviewed the Asus Laptop and the Elonex Laptop. We have now turned our attention to the old E500 laptops that are laying around many a school's store.

When I say 'we', I really mean Ciaran, who has been endeavouring to get a mini network setup with E500 laptops and a shuttle server.

Watch this space for more details on our success.

1 comment:

Oisin said...

Aidan and Ciaran

Very interested to hear you are investigating Linux. We have taken a quick look at Ubuntu and Edubuntu recently and can see for the first time that there is a Linux distro for the ordinary people! I bought an Acer One for someone recently (Tesco - £180) and am highly impressed by that as well, especially the way the Linux has been made to resemble WinXP for those making the transistion. Keep us posted. Glenn, SEELB.