[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: [school-discuss] bootable CDs?

Shane and Rich, you guys are awesome! And I will definitely get mileage out of this story when any of the nattering nabobs and naysayers of open source quote the M$ FUD "But there's no support when using Open Source software." We got support within 24 hours and it wasn't even to fix a bug, it was to add features!

Best regards,

Shane Coyle wrote:
Okay, to show the flexibility of the Slax system, and how bad I wanted to avoid mowing my lawn, I whipped up a customized version of the EDU-Nix Dual Mode CD II, it has Windows Installers for Tuxtype, Tuxpaint and Tuxmath, Abiword, Childsplay and GCompris. On autorun, a menu (should) popup allowing you to select which program you would like to install.

In the Linux Live Environment, there is Gcompris, kde edutainment suite, tuxtype2, tuxpaint, tuxmath, openoffice.org 2, stellarium, and more. The only thing I didnt yet implement in the live linux environment is childsplay (i need a little bit to build a module for it and figure out the dependencies, but one will be coming shortly...)

You can grab the "EDU-Nix II Brandon Edition" Here:

I will also be writing articles on customizing your own cd and creating modules for slax. But first, it's either the lawn or sleep on the couch, if you catch my drift.


On Saturday 30 September 2006 15:51, Daniel Howard wrote:
Richard Houston wrote:
One thing I noticed missing on Richard's disk is the Edutainment OSS
with which our teachers have been having a blast: Tuxtypes, GCompris,
Childsplay, etc.  (The windows versions have fewer games than Linux, but
 it's still quite functional.)
Tell you what. Let me know the full list of program you see missing and I
will add them to the updated 1.3 I will be mastering. I will do my best
to add them all but I would like to keep them to the ones the have both
Linux and Windows version of the programs. I will be updating to 1.3
Cool!  Here's the ones we tend to use a lot at Brandon that have windows
TuxMath (Tux, of Math Command)


Daniel Howard
President and CEO
Georgia Open Source Education Foundation