[K12OSN] Linux cut off-emacs
jam at mcquil.com
Sat Dec 4 17:43:22 UTC 2004
On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 cliebow at downeast.net wrote:
> Could netboot emacs sraight to ltsp 8~) chuck
I think chuck means 'iMacs' :)
jam at Ltsp.org
> > Hi Ryan,
> > At one HS we have a Mac lab of about 30 Emacs and in the rest of the
> > school there are about 5 or 6. I'm glad the tech teacher pushed to have
> > the Macs. They are great graphics machines. He even has a G5 with LCD
> > screen.
> > There were all authenticating to a G4 running Mandrake 9.1 through SMB.
> > When the lab was Imacs I found a login script from a university that
> > when modified to the server the student would double-click the icon and
> > after authentication their home drive would show on the desktop. It
> > worked well on the Emacs as well.
> > It was then decided that the Emacs should authenticate to Server 2003
> > <shivers> but with Jaugar we couldn't get it done though it's supposedly
> > possible. So now someone has to make a decision, spend $1800 or so to
> > upgrade all machines to Panther (which one tech had on the AD after some
> > work) or do something else. I thought that the Emacs could connect via
> > LDAP to the linux box which could be joined to the AD instead of
> > upgrading but it's out of my hands.
> > > strong. OS X Server licenses are $500 for unlimited connections. I'd would
> > > probably move to Linux for file servers if Apple hadn't made the tools for
> > > server and user management so good. We have an unprecedented amount of
> > > control over what our users can and cannot do, managed either by machine,
> > > group or individual user. The time saved more than makes up for the $500
> > > every 2 or three years.
> > I've very interested in trying OS X Server. Do you know if it would
> > syncronize to Active Directory?
> > > But, as always, use the right tool for the job! That's why our business
> > > application/keyboarding lab at the HS is a LTSP lab. :-)
> > One elementary school running it as an innovative project and possibly 4
> > other schools including a secondary school (which should make it fun!).
> > I'd like to propose to my son's school a LTSP lab for the younger
> > grades (JK/SK etc). They have a room that would work and with free
> > computers from Computers for Schools it wouldn't be to much of a cost.
> > > I have no idea why so many people are hellbent on Windows, and will not
> > > even look at an alternative. I've been slowly moving most of our software
> > > to OSS (Firefox and OpenOffice.org mainly), and try to look for web based
> > > solutions for individual software needs. For the elementary there are a
> > > ton of Flash sites that mimic most of the Jumpstart/Reader Rabbit stuff,
> > > and I don't have to worry about licensing or installation.
> > <Sigh> Some people don't like change. Everyone drives GM or Ford so why
> > try Kia? If you show people how well Open Source software works even
> > for Windows it would get them to look at things a different way. Our
> > board didn't even consider Open Office until the Ministry of Education
> > licensed Star Office. Some don't think outside of the box :)
> > > OT: We had a girl graduate last year from our high school who got a job
> > > (over people with associate degrees from tech schools) specifically
> > > because she had Mac experience and knew html.
> > A good example. I believe students/users who have experience with
> > different computer types/OS the better they will do when looking for a
> > job.
> > >
> > > Teach students the tool, not the machine. We don't teach students to only
> > > drive one manufacturer of car, so why should the computer be different?
> > >
> > Mind if I quote you? :) I also like the concept thought someone
> > brought up before.
> > Jason
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