[K12OSN] New SmartBoard and Edubuntu...I'm truly impressed!
tom.hoffman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 03:51:42 UTC 2008
On Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 9:38 PM, David Trask <dtrask at vcsvikings.org> wrote:
> Recently I was able to purchase an interactive whiteboard called a
> "SmartBoard" for our school. I have several more in the budget for next
> year, but this one gives us an opportunity to learn more about how to use
> one. I was excited to find out when I ordered it that it would be
> compatible with Linux, but I had my doubts. Often times manufacturers
> make claims to be compatible with Linux, but generally with a loss of
> features or a very difficult installation. I was a little nervous when I
> stuck in the CD to the drive on my Edubuntu desktop….and I couldn't get
> the installer to execute. So…I went to the web site and downloaded the
> installer from there. The installer was a breeze to work with! It's an
> autopackage that simply asked me a couple yes or no questions…and then
> VOILA! That was it! Suddenly the SmartBoard software launched and we
> were in business! The total install time took less than 2 minutes! Guess
> what else? Everything works! Every feature from the notebook software to
> the screen captures and more! I'm truly impressed!
Do you know if they're using Wine or is this a native (GTK?) port?
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