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Re: [K12OSN] New Lab Install



On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:15 AM, John Montoya <jomontoya kern org> wrote:
> Rob-
>
> I have a call in to the local tech support for specific information on their MS servers.

if it's MS AD servers then you might also look at this
http://www.likewisesoftware.com/products/likewise_open/
I haven't tried it but others have.

>
> "We" are the local superintendent's office... (the Novell / SUSE house).... the middle school called us
> in for help on this project (the MS servers).
>
> ...and thank you for the OpenOffice 'watch-out'... I actually already went through this painful
> experience with the first run. They would complain that "linux" was junk... look at what it does to
> documents (formatting). So... when I setup this recent OpenOffice install, did a quick in-house for the
> teachers... Explained the whole "font" world thing.... listed the generic fonts, and to teach the document
> creation process of, generic fonts - flat paragraphs with no styling - UNTIL the last step before printing.
> Get fancy, style, and anything else you want to add, on the last machine you use, AND print from.
>
> I will post the server specs as soon as I get a reply back.
>
> I just finished loading up 5-EL on a test server, going to work on getting thin clients connected and
> FL-teachertool configured (another big deal) and tested. Want to do as much testing and documentation


if you have any problems installing fl-tt please ask for help on this
list.  version 0.62 install instructions are here
http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/Fl_TeacherTool/installation.html

> here (in my office) before I go on-site and apply to their k12 server.
>
> Thank you for the response...
>
> john-
>
>
>
>
>
>>>> Rob Owens <rob owens biochemfluidics com> 10/21/2008 10:50 AM >>>
> John Montoya wrote:
>> [QUESTION]
>> Is it possible for a student to use the one Windows account to log
>> into an XP machine in History class, then later again in English class
>> (working in each class) - then use the same login for computer lab, to
>> access their home directories to work on the English and History work
>> (that they created earlier - and is now all OpenOffice)...working on it from a thin client in
>> the lab?
>>
> You'll have to find out what they're using for authenticating accounts.
>  I would have guess MS Active Directory, but you say you're a Novell
> house so I'm not so sure.  It is possible to do what you are asking, but
> I wouldn't say for sure until I know more details.
>
> One thing to watch out for when working on an OpenOffice document
> between Windows and Linux machines is that those 2 systems usually have
> different fonts installed.  This will make the document look different
> depending on what machine it's viewed on.
>
> -Rob
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Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
Fl_TeacherTool http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/Fl_TeacherTool/
C++ GUI tutorial http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/


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