Comment 14A Re: School Computer Lab


Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Released


School Computer Lab (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-17 21:04 (#140)

I have to replace about 40 Windows XP desktops in a charter school with almost no technology budget. I updated two of the desktops to different versions of Linux Mint to see if they were similar enough to Windows that the teachers and students could use them.

Would Edubuntu be a better option, or is there another flavor of Ubuntu that would be an easy transition from Windows?

Re: School Computer Lab (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-04-17 22:47 (#141)

If you are looking for familiarity, I'd suggest avoiding Unity or Gnome Shell (including Edubuntu) based versions. XFCE, KDE, and LXDE are far more friendly toward new converts. XFCE and LXDE have significantly "lighter" computer requirements. Since your computers have XP they are likely over 10 years old and may have limited resources. Also, all flavors of Ubuntu share the same base package libraries. You will still be able to easily download the same educational programs from the package manager.

Re: School Computer Lab (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-18 16:46 (#14A)

Well, I've got plenty of desktops to test with. I could almost put a different distro on every desktop in the lab and then just see which one gets the most use!

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