Latest from Christopher Dawson
To Linux or not to Linux?
One request that actually made it past the budget gods for FY10 was 60 convertible Classmate PCs (30 for each of two schools). These will replace aging stationary labs in the schools, freeing up needed space and allowing for redeployment of the older computers for individual classroom and student use.
Windows 7 a tough sell on netbooks? No kidding!
Intel CEO, Paul Otellini, is quoted in the Industry Standard saying that convincing netbook buyers to upgrade from the stripped down Windows 7 Starter Edition to full-blown Windows 7 will be a tough sell.He's absolutely right, especially in educational markets where there is increasing amounts of open source expertise.
Note to publishers: Make your CDs platform-independent!
I just finished a post about the problems I'd had getting a Windows XP virtual machine to run on OpenSUSE. The only reason I even gave this much thought, though, is because I had new load of textbooks delivered this week with some great supplemental materials on CD.
Windows 7 Starter Edition - not an answer for Ed Tech
Several sites have been talking about Windows 7 Starter Edition, its limitations, and its possible applications. For the first time since Microsoft released Windows XP Starter Edition and Vista Starter Edition, the company is now making Windows 7 Started Edition available to OEMs in developed countries for installation on ultra low-cost PCs.