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

Tom Hoffman 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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