[K12OSN] Making K12LTSP "school friendly"

richard ingalls aslansreturn at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 8 14:16:30 UTC 2005

--- anthony baldwin <anthonybaldwin at snet.net> wrote:

> richard ingalls wrote:
> >I LOVE K12LTSP!  I have used it to successfully add
> 4
> >"new" classroom computer labs to my small, rural
> >school district, using old and donated hardware
> (but
> >new servers).  I LOVE that my students can login
> >anywhere and have all their files and even their
> >customized desktop follow them.  But... (you knew
> it
> >was coming, right?)
> >
> >In most schools, we use so much "edutainment"
> software
> >that is M$ only.  My teachers have programs like
> >"Oregon Trail" and "Reader Rabbit" and "Jumpstart
> >Math" and "Kidspiration/Inspiration".  IF there was
> a
> >way to run this software on the Linux server using
> >wine and make it available to all the users, THEN
> >K12LTSP would be the biggest, best solution for
> >schools - ever (well at least for elementary/middle
> >schools).
> >
> >Has anyone successfully installed these types of
> >"edutainment" apps on their servers and made them
> >available to all the users?  If so, HOW?
> >
> >I think making something like this "easy" to do,
> would
> >catapult K12LTSP and Open Source over the edge for
> >many  school districts.
> >
> >  
> >
> I have run Inspiration on a K12 box using wine.
> It's been some time, since I did, but I did, and I
> know it can still be 
> done.
> Inspiration can be a valuable tool in the classroom,
> for sure.
> tony

tony - do you remember any of the specifics of how you
set it up in wine?  How did you make it available for
all users?  thanks.

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