[Offtopic] Re: anywhere school wireless
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Jun 6 01:17:22 EST 2009
> My specialist technician Arran managed to get the splendid Ubuntu
> NetbookRemix working with the Victorian Edupass, (school wireless
> digital certificate) system on his eeePC. Works a treat ..
Yes Vic Edupass, a fine WiFi initiative, is it operational Vic-wide
now do you know? Care to share any normal school ground speed-range
data? And any opinions to share re school ICT? eg net/note/arm/labs?
Being 2009 ACCE 'Educator of the Year and Outstanding Leader' and a
well experienced chalkie am sure one would appreciate your thoughts
if you, or any, care to discuss students and ICT in the future here.
What do you see regarding Victorian government secondary school ICT?
Thanks for this ..
> 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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> > Asus EEE PC 701 Netbook $259
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> > Specifications:
> > Display: 7 Inch, 800 x 480 WVGA TFT
> > Dimensions: 225mm(W) x 160mm(D) x 20mm~ 32mm(H)
> > 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
> > MMC/SD(SDHC) Slot
> > 0.3M Webcam
> > Operating System: Linux Preloaded
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> > Standard Asus Dead Pixel Warranty
> > --
> > Cheers, Stephen
> > and std disclaimer
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