[Offtopic] Re: [Yr7-10it] anywhere school wireless

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 23:40:21 EST 2009

Thanks Stephen,

My specialist technician Arran managed to get the splendid Ubuntu
NetbookRemix working with the Victorian Edupass (school wireless
certificate) system on his eeePC. Works a treat. Here is a link to a
GoogleDoc that he assembled to document and publish this process. Curious if
anybody else has tried this Linux desktop remix? The interface if very
intuitive and I have to agree with Jeff, it is one of the best things to
come out of Canonical. :-)  Feedback and suggestions welcome.

Sorry to post this second link again. It is a document that I assembled that
explains some of the differences between a Netbook and a Laptop. I might
have to do something similar to explain to staff the difference between the
Sun thin clients and the iMac desktops. Oddly enough, the students were
quick to figure it all out.

Regards Roland

2009/6/4 <stephen at melbpc.org.au>

> Hi all,
> For schools making student ethernet ports available, and, especially
> school staff/student 802.11 wireless access, a Class Set (25) of the
> Asus EEE PC Netbooks, at around $ six thousand. Say ten thousand all
> up with reliable anywhere school ground wireless, $10k? No excuses :)
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> Weight: 922g (With Battery)
> Battery Pack: 4 cells
> Intel Mobile CPU
> 512MB DDR2 Ram
> 4GB SSD (Solid State Drive) Hard Drive
> Intel UMA Onboard Graphics
> High Definition Audio Codec
> Built in Stereo Speakers
> 10/100 Ethernet Port
> 802.11 b/g Wireless
> VGA Output
> 3 USB 2.0 Ports
> Headphone output
> Microphone input
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> Standard Asus Dead Pixel Warranty
> --
> Cheers, Stephen
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Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

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