[K12OSN] OT: Google Apps
gerrylist at drouillard.ca
Thu Dec 4 18:26:31 UTC 2008
On 12/4/2008 9:09 AM, David Hopkins wrote:
> A lot of teachers at our school have discovered Google Apps and are
> pushing it as a replacement for StarOffice because it is web-based,
> allows students to submit documents easier and a whole host of other
> benefits. However, what has also been observed is that the servers
> get very very sluggish once an entire class of students sign in. The
> suspicion is that this is due to Google Apps and Flash?
I don't believe there is any flash. A lot of ajax though. Your bottle
neck could be your internet connection/firewall?
We have 4 schools using Google Apps and LTSP. Some really like the
Google option, some stick with OO on their thin clients.
> Does anyone have experience with Google Apps in their environement?
> Pro's and Con's of using it vs StarOffice? How does it run in
> alternative browsers (e.g. Opera, Konqueror, Nautilus)?
I personally have used it with IE 7, FF 3, and Chrome. It seems to work
just fine in each of them.
There are many advantages to switching a school over to Google's free
services for education:
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