[K12OSN] New SmartBoard and Edubuntu...I'm truly impressed!

Vern Ceder vceder at canterburyschool.org
Fri Feb 8 05:28:25 UTC 2008

The Linux versions we've used have all been Java-based. To make the 
install self-contained, they even packaged a JVM in the installer 
package. I'm not sure, but I think the Mac version may be Java as well.

But like the man says, it the Linux version works well and has all of 
the functionality of the Windows version.


Tom Hoffman wrote:
> 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?
> --Tom
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