Waraku Education

Ideas, experiments and observations as they occur [and I have time] relating to teaching and learning in a secondary school - special focus on ICT.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ubuntu test

Last night I downloaded the latest version (6.06) of Ubuntu and Xubuntu Linux (we already had Kubuntu). I made a few copies.

I plugged a notebook into the internet and installed Ubuntu and, while there, a few more games, educational packages and office tools. It was genuinely a piece of cake to do. The ease impressed me.

I took the notebook and a few of the Ubuntu and Kubuntu CD's into a couple of classes and invited some students to have a go. They found the games quickly and really enjoyed them. I was inviting another student to have a go on the laptop and the student next to him said "Go on, have a go, they're cool games"

Ubuntu is a free alternative to Windows.

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