[SATLUG] HEB POS systems use Linux - Judson ISD
dondavis at reglue.org
Sun Dec 27 11:42:24 CST 2009
Miguel Guhlin wrote:
> Have you seen Steve Young (Judson ISD CTO) presentation?
No, I haven't. I'll take a look.
> Also, don't know if you are aware of the Computer Lending Pilot...
I read the info and the corresponding post. I don't feel that I know
much more about it. How will it be implemented? Where? Is anyone
implementing it? What should I know about it?
I also noticed the notes and HB 2488 and Open Source Textbooks. It
sounds promising; though it seems they plan to implement more rigid
requirements for open source text books than print text books. (That's
looking at the language they use -- who knows how it will work out in
> Anyways, there are challenges in encouraging folks to transition from MS
> Windows to a GNU/Linux desktop. One of the biggest one is Pearson's TestNAV,
> the software used to assess students as part of online high stakes
> testing...it requires Internet Explorer.
It mentions that the test can be administered from a fileserver. I also
notice that it's available for Macs. If it's Mac runnable, there's a
good chance it's runnable via Linux. Is it a genuine IE dependency (e.g.
Active X) or a misleading browser 'requirement'?
What about the IE under Wine browser?
Thank you for the info. I'll definitely make use of it.
Miguel - I'll probably write you off list to bounce some ideas about the
LTSP presentation. I know many people knowledgeable in Linux and many
from Education but few who know about both. Thanks again.
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