[K12OSN] Morley's Great K12LTSP labs - update
rowens at ptd.net
Fri Jan 25 18:17:59 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 07:15:24PM +0100, Nils Breunese wrote:
> Rob Owens wrote:
> >I've never used the Fedora versions for any amount of time. But I
> >am currently using K12LTSP 5.0EL (based on CentOS) and it's pretty
> >nice. I have limited use for sound, so I can't comment on its
> >suitability there. I'm using it because I want to install it and
> >forget about it. Support for this distro will probably outlast my
> >The only complaint I really have about this distro is it uses
> >Firefox 1.5. I wish there was somebody out there maintaining newer
> >packages for this distro (with the understanding that I would be
> >taking the risk for installing a "non-standard" package).
> I don't know if there is a repository that provides Firefox 2. I've
> never looked around for it as I wouldn't know what it would offer me
> over Firefox 1.5. Are you missing any particular features?
It's not critical, but I like the tab management better in Firefox 2. Also a lot of extensions are no longer available for Firefox 1.5
> >A newer package for OpenOffice would be nice, too, but not
> >necessary. I think it's currently using 2.0.something.
> Someone on the list recently mentioned that installing the latest rpm
> version from the OpenOffice.org website works just fine. Version 2.3
> is available there for both rpm and deb based distributions.
Thanks, I'll give that a test. My main reason for wanting updated OpenOffice is so that I can run the same version as my Windows workstations run.
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