[Offtopic] DEECD Notebooks
bell.cameron.p at edumail.vic.gov.au
Tue Aug 28 12:22:10 EST 2007
Is it just me or are you finding that the notebooks DEECD lease are
struggling to keep up?
I have put a Gig of RAM in the R51 (up from default 512) I have and
because at any given time I am running a virtual box, a remote desktop
session for admin, plus email plus online marking, the thing is having a
hernia. I don't even bother with Clickview videos.
I was thinking of getting a Macbook in the next rollout, but I have
severe doubts that they would be any better, especially given the
miniscule partition size you are left with if you install XP as well. (I
would need 3 partitions to take any advantage of getting a Mac - Ubuntu,
OSX and XP)
At least in NSW teachers can lease the Macbook Pro. Would be good if we
at least had an option of getting a reasonably speccd machine. Many
users wouldn't need it, but I reckon that if you include all the
graphics teachers, multimedia, or other "power users" (I hate that term)
across the state, it could justify a choice.
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