Maury Blair
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Windows Admin/Tech with 10 years of experience. Until recently only a dabbler in Linux.
Current Linux distro: Edubuntu 9.10
Dream: to work full time taking computers to the disadvantaged and giving them tools they can use to pull themselves up.

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Still Waiting

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 7:25am 0 Comments

Well, I'm still waiting for a company to offer up some outdated tablet pc's that I can use to put together a classroom environment. One of the reasons that I'd like to use a tablet pc is that I know that the digitizer works for the HP TC4200 in Ubuntu 9.10. Installing Xournal would give the students the ability to take freehand notes. Unfortunately there appears to be little in the way of instructional handwriting software or games for Linux.

In the meantime, to borrow from…

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My Edubuntu Journey Begins

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

It was about a month ago that my boss (and friend) approached me and told me that he was being sent to Kenya by the Salvation Army to help rebuild a school's roof. He also told me the headmaster of the church school asked if they could bring any computers along, even broken ones because the people in this area have never seen a computer before. In a week we had two donated laptops. John asked me if I would prepare them for the trip. Both computers had OEM Windows XP Licenses, but I just felt…

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