Miles Berry mberry at st-ives.surrey.sch.uk
Thu Jul 21 21:12:58 UTC 2005

Jane Weideman wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-20 at 14:15 +0100, Hugh Parker wrote:
>>I'm keen on the idea of edubuntu - if we can save ourselves money by
>>avoiding the MS tax, that'll be welcome, as well as the better
>>software.  A major pre-requisite for us would be support for
>>whiteboards - we are equipped throughout with Hitachi Cambridge
>>whiteboards.  I'm probably too late for the first release, but I'm
>>about to have an ubuntu'd laptop, so I'd be willing to take part in
>>any test program.
>>Hugh Parker
>>hcp at pobox.com
We have SmartBoards, which I would now be very loathe to do without in
my classroom. There is binary only software available from SmartTech
(see http://www.smarttech.com/support/software/unix.asp) for SuSE,
RedHat and  "Mandrake" at least. I've not tried this under Ubuntu, but I 
might be able to give it a try over the summer if that would be helpful.
I doubt that such non open source code would belong in the edubuntu
distribution, but it would be good to know how to get the boards up and

Miles Berry
Deputy Head
St Ives School Haslemere

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