[ILUG-BOM] Milestone:- Linux Migration at St. Mary’s School

Raghavendra Kamath raghavendr.raghu at gmail.com
Tue May 30 14:20:08 IST 2017


On 2017 May 30 13:59:14, Joe Steeve wrote:
> Ubuntu 16.04 ships with Unity. Canonical is abandoning unity in favour
> of GNOME. In the next LTS, Ubuntu will ship with vanilla GNOME. I
> strongly suggest that we dont put users through this shock. Lets
> introduce them to vanilla GNOME from the start.

I agree, you might also want to consider K.D.E plasma as it is close to windows paradigm, will make the transition easy.
But this is just my opinion.

> I would also suggest that we consider Debian. Debian is far more mature
> and stable.

I agree with this too, I had only one concern though, we need to check if the newer machines are supported in Debian Stretch (or jessy?) 
In the last meeting, I noticed that Principal Jude's new machine had skylake processor and linux mint 17.3 was installed on it. Mint 17.3 being based upon Ubuntu LTS 14.04(which is from 2014) it lacks skylake support (As far as I know)
So his audio was not working, We need to check if 'stretch' has a considerable newer kernel with support for recent hardware that the school is procuring.

Also I feel 2 gb ram mentioned in earlier email is a bit on the lower end.

Please do keep in mind that anything we suggest will be perceived as linux experience, and if anything doesn't work or becomes a hassle for them, it will be a bad case for linux from their point of view.
As they say first impression always matters, So please suggest specifications carefully.

Thank you

Raghavendra Kamath

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