[ubuntu-za] school setup

Sudhashen Naicker sudhashen at ixion.co.za
Thu May 27 20:37:41 BST 2010

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM, frans <dormakorp at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
> On 10/05/27 12:27 PM, Helge Reikeras wrote:
>> On 27/05/2010 12:17, frans wrote:
>>> I've been asked to help with setting up a school computer room, about 50
>>> pc's.
>>> wich programs would you recogment...
>>> like gost, teacher control, etc.
>> Check out Edubuntu http://edubuntu.org/. It's designed to be used in
>> school computer labs.
> Also first place I'd look, yes. unfortionately they want xp :(, so maybe
> I can give the info through for a next system :)
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Having some practical and work experience on this, I've had an uphill
battle on this.  Linux is great for young minds but convincing adults
is the problem.  I only way I could get a compromise was to have dual
boot systems in the labs since the computer teacher insisted that
Microsoft is what she would teach on(the exams are set on this and the
few that are on linux are very much in the minority and marginalized).
 The students have the benefit of logging onto linux when the have the
opportunity to.  I've had limited success with that but thats another

Due to the main platform being XP and the need for the teacher to
control a 40 user class, there was a need for iTal like software.  I
have recently installed a system called Netsupport (
www.netsupportsoftware.com ) and I must say it works brilliantly. NOT
opensource but effective just the same.


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