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I have an old desktop lab that I put a kiosk mode of Lubuntu that just runs
chrome, and it has worked out great.   Boot time alone has made a big
difference.


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On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Brice McIntosh <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've tried out Chrome OS Lime on a few computers. It feels like a native
> install, but you can put it on better hardware than the official
> Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer. I'm pretty sure that you can also enroll
> them into the Chromebook management console. We are considering it for next
> year over buying Chromebooks directly from Google.
>
> Brice McIntosh
> Technology Specialist
> Hardwick Elementary School
> Hardwick, VT 05843
> (802) 472-5411 ext. 238
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> On Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Bjorn Behrendt wrote:
>
> I have moved to using http://lubuntu.net/ for all my linux desktops.
>
> I have not played with it yet, but http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/lime.php looks
> interesting.
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> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 7:42 AM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
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> We have a fairly large pile (30 ish) if original G4 MacBooks.  We took
> them out of circulation because they'd become so slow as to be almost
> unusable, and the Power PC architecture prevented us from updating Flash,
> browsers, and many of the apps we need.  I installed Ubuntu on some of the
> machines to see if this would be a good way to get a few more years out of
> them (or to give them to needy families/students in the district).  But
> this is proving to be problematic; lots of driver issues, some hardware
> isn't recognized (the microphones, for example) and the machines continue
> to run really slowly.  This is *not  *true of old PCs running Ubuntu, so
> I figure I'm doing something wrong.
>
> I stalled Ubuntu 10.04 (the LTS version) for Power PC, and expected things
> to go much more smoothly than this.  Would installing an older version of
> Ubuntu solve the problem?  Another flavor of Linux?  I've used Ubuntu on
> other G4's without any problems, but those were desktops; is there
> something specific about the MacBooks which is causing our trouble?
>
> Drew
>
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