[Haifux] Linux Party

Yossi Gil yossi.gil at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 19:35:24 MSK 2009


I love your idea of Live DOK. In fact, I was going to suggest something
similar, but this is perhaps not as good. My idea was that the students will
be able to burn an Ubuntu CD right from the lab's computers. The disk on key
could be even better I guess, but would not that ruin the student's disk?

I love this idea, but I would not know how to start doing it. Anyone here
interested in volunteering in making this happen? Anyone hwere capable of
doing that?


On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> wrote:

> Hello,
> To begin with, I find the expressions "Insta party" and "Linux party"
> somewhat, uhhm, wrong. I've been in several such "parties" and for some
> reason, it didn't look very jolly, for some reason. More like a lot of pale
> faces staring on screens. How about "meeting the gurus"? ;)
> Anyhow, I would like to suggest the following trick: The student pushes his
> or her Disk on Key to the lab's computer, and the computer installs a
> bootable lightweight distro, which includes everything needed for
> development (including Openoffice). Plus their own home directory. And yes,
> I know I touch a sensitive, yet fixable issue here (USB sticks).
> Assuming that it will be well crafted, this means that this student can now
> plug this key on ANY computer, and go on working. The data will be stored on
> the Disk on Key, so this should be plug-and-go. Buying a USB stick for this
> purpose sounds reasonable for the purpose of programming Java at your
> grandma's.
> This will solve all the compatibility issues.  Main headache:  To make it
> work.
>  Eli
> --
> Web: http://www.billauer.co.il
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