[K12OSN] OT: Query - Top Five Laptops
fastxr at gmail.com
Mon May 19 15:28:34 UTC 2008
I pretty much setup the OS for people that are switching. With ubuntu
the nvidia driver performs very well and desktop effects work better.
The desktop effects give a wow factor that people like. It really helps
to have that to get people, especially young people interested. With
ubuntu it is only a matter of clicking a checkbox to enable the driver.
It does not bother me that it is a proprietary driver. Just the
opposite. It means the company has made an investment in supporting
Linux. I feel I should encourage the use of their products.
Another company I encourage the use of is Brother printers. They
provide full drivers for the printers and all-in-ones.
I've installed several of the low end MFC-240c's for use as dedicated
scanners. Right now they are on sale at frys for something like $60.
You are not going to find a scanner with a document feeder that works as
well any cheaper. The laser printers with built in network jack are
also a real bargain. Great for a low budget classroom.
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