Hah. Mitchell, that fat little chode, is arguing with Werespiel about Windows.
Both full of shit.
So far four operating systems have been mentioned, but only one is open source. I would hope that the trustees would first be looking at Open source solutions. As for the hardware, can I suggest that we try to be a little user friendly and get some mice, also a card reader would be cool - that way we could take images straight off someone's camera and load them up - great for outreach work.
No, no, no, no! We should focus on getting something that WORKS. If it's open source, that's fantastic, but the thing with mass-market closed-source products is that they get the job done, and are stable enough and easy enough to use that you don't have to have serious IT skills to use them.
Very rarely can the same be said of open-source products (though there are notable exceptions).
Some of them are babbling about Chromebooks. Yeah, sure, lock your asses into the Google Vise a little more.
Plus, Chromebooks are sometimes difficult to get, and the OS is deliberately designed to prevent installation
of applications that aren't web-based.
Remember there's always my lovely puppy linux from a CD if we want to
run a pre-configured reusable environment with handy open source tools
that attendees could even take home with them afterwards. ;-)
I'd like to see random nerds at a Wikipedia meetup try to use Puppy Linux.
That would be true comedy. Thank you, Mr. Van Haeften, for really capping off
the joke.This post has been edited by EricBarbour: Sun 15th January 2012, 1:20am