[K12OSN] OT: Google Apps

Garrett Novotny GNovotny at mcpasd.k12.wi.us
Mon Dec 8 17:00:02 UTC 2008

 Another issue I have seen with usb drives is when students don't properly eject/umount they tend to not mount on linux.   I have only seen this going from Windows to Linux  with a usb drive.  Also usb drives can easily go missing or be a security risk.   I would be interested to know if any schools are not allowing usb drives.


Garrett Novotny
Technician - Technology Services
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District
7106 South Avenue - Middleton, WI 53562
[email]  gnovotny at mcpasd.k12.wi.us 
[http] www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us
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>>> Rob Owens <rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com> 12/08/08 7:09 AM >>> 
James P. Kinney III wrote:
> Google apps have less than half the capabilities of OpenOffice but are
> accessible from (nearly) any Internet accessing computer. The
> performance issues you see are bandwidth for the classroom, not system
> resource problems. 
Seems to me that people like Google apps for the convenience of
accessing their data anywhere.  Why not just give each student and
teacher a $5 usb key and have them work on their local machine (be it at
home or at school)?


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