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Re: [school-discuss] We did it!

First and foremost - Congratulations!

One solution - albeit not a preferred one, is to use Crossover Office
from Codeweavers (http://www.codeweavers.com/).  This enables running
some Windows programs on Linux.  It is a commercially supported version
of Wine.  The cost is $40 per seat on a single license.  I would expect
they'd be willing to work with a school system on volume licensing.

This _may_ help you with other educational software that is not Linux
naive.  It'd be great for the community to work with Codeweavers on
getting some educational software on their supported list.

I have been trying to get Linux into the curriculum at my son's school.
Some of the teachers are very open - they just want tools to help teach.
Unfortunately, inserting something new into the curriculum is not as
easy as I would have thought.  Your effort helps others keep working at
it - we can succeed!


On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 00:50 -0500, William Fragakis wrote:
> So far we use the standard K12LTSP application set (of which, gcompris 
> is included)
> We will document our project more now that we have official approval to 
> proceed. We had kept a low profile while
> awaiting our system's approval in how we could implement the project.
> More:  http://www.morrisbrandon.com
> see Brandon Technology under the the School Information links on the 
> left-hand menu and also our Links page has links, of course, to the 
> K12LTSP project and other sites of interest. Obviously, there are more 
> sites to be linked now that we are official.
> The only issue we've encountered so far is running the occasional 
> Shockwave animation that some educational sites still use - there is no 
> Linux plugin. Otherwise, our kids are more active than ever -
> regards,
> William
> On Jan 20, 2006, at 6:01 PM, Bruno Coudoin wrote:
> > Le vendredi 20 janvier 2006 Ã 07:50 -0500, Daniel Howard a Ãcrit :
> >> David M. Bucknell wrote:
> >>> Congratulations, Daniel.  That's a big deal as I know because our
> >>> teachers still
> >>> complain about being all-linux -- especially the elementary/primary
> >>> level.  Any
> >>> application wishes you had to please?
> >>
> >> None yet that couldn't be satisfied by web apps or the K12LTSP
> >> edutainment apps.  But one teacher just today asked me for some 
> >> phonics
> >> applications to use, I'm about to start searching for some OSS phonics
> >> apps.
> >>
> >> What is more interesting to me is that teachers are now asking about
> >> doing more with the PCs than just office apps and Googling info for
> >> reports.  Daniel
> >
> > That's good news. All our efforts start to be recognized.
> >
> > As an educational software developer, It is very important for me to
> > know what software you use, I mean, especialy the one used by the
> > teachers and students.
> >
> > Is there a place where you document the software you use?
> >
> > -- 
> > Bruno Coudoin
> > http://gcompris.net free educational software for kids
> > http://ofset.org    free educational software for all
> >

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