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Re: [school-discuss] Re: [school-discuss] bootable CDs?
Your disk sounds like a good one to bring to my presentation as well. I agree
that every school should at least be using the Windows versions of OpenOffice,
Firefox, the Gimp, Blender, LyX, Mozilla Composer, Jazz, Solfege, and
Quoting Richard Houston <rhouston@xxxxxxxx>:
> Hi all,
> All thought not a boot able CD but along the same lines as the Opencd.org
> project, I make a disk I call WinOSSCDRom. The big think about my disk is
> that all the software must have both windows and Linux versions. I made
> the disk to be a stepping stone for user to move from Windows to Linux.
> If a user can move most or all of his daily apps to the ones on the
> WinOSSCDrom disk them getting them to move to Linux is only a single step
> away. If Linux can not be done at least they get some great software.
> If anyone is interested you can get more info and the torrent file see
> Best regards,
> -Richard Houston
> -R.L.H. Consulting
> -E-Mail rhouston@xxxxxxxx
> -WWW http://www.rlhc.net
> -Blog http://www.rlhc.net/blog/
> > Suggest y'all look at http://www.theopencd.org/
> > I give a copy of this CD to each of the Intro Computer students at the
> > Sylmar High School Magnet, where I teach. If you put the CD into a
> > Windows PC, it allows you to install some excellent applications like
> > OpenOffice.org, Blender, GIMP, and Firefox. If, on the other hand, you
> > boot from the CD, your get a live version of Ubuntu, with the above
> > applications and more.
> > /francis
> > ---------- Original Message -------------
> > Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:29:47 -0700
> > From: "" <marilyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "" <schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [school-discuss] bootable CDs?
> >> Does anyone else see the potential in bootable CDs?
> >> I used them the moment I discovered them back in 2003. I was teaching
> >> keyboarding and Knoppix 3.2 had a copy of LyX on it. The students
> >> used LyX to write reports for their other classes. I sent a Knoppix CD
> >> home with every kid at the end of the term.
> >> Since then I've kept up with Knoppix and frequently have used it as my
> >> primary OS, using my hard disk just for storage. Since my technical
> >> expertise is not at the level of most of you on this list (music
> >> teacher . . . yesterday I spent the day playing "Hot Cross Buns" on
> >> recorders all day), I appreciate that Knoppix usually sees my hardware
> >> and networks easily. It's much less complicated then messing with an
> >> installation.
> >> Last Spring someone from the schoolforge list sent out a link to
> >> Frozen Tech's
> >> Live CD List. http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
> >> Wow! That was like Christmas! I had no idea there were so many
> >> flavors!
> >> I found two I liked for school use right away. I use Kanotix to print
> >> out posters, but the most important for me is Musix.
> >> For the past two years I have been teaching music at an intermediate
> >> school. Musix is a bootable music studio. I boot from the Musix CD, it
> >> sees the sound card and presto - I've got sequencers, synthesizers,
> >> music notation editors, drum machines, a music theory game and even a
> >> guitar tuner. I have permission from my system administrator to use
> >> bootables so next week I am taking all of my music classes to the lab
> >> to run Musix. We will play the music game, play with the drum machine,
> >> and write a recorder song using only five notes.
> >> Couldn't we have a bootable CD for each subject area - math, science,
> >> writing, art? A teacher can use bootables without the district
> >> adopting a new OS.
> >> We will be using Samba Network Neighborhood to save our work on
> >> district servers.
> >> Of course you all know about Freeduc. I use that with my little kids
> >> at home.
> >> I am giving a presentation on bootable CDs at our local TCEA
> >> conference on 10/28. It will be interesting to see if anyone attends!
> >> Later,
> >> Marilyn