2010/8/28 Raj Mathur (राज माथुर) <raju(a)linux-delhi.org>
On Saturday 28 Aug 2010, Narendra Sisodiya wrote:
On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 12:19 AM, Rony
You can post an installation and experience
report on both systems.
Please have a look at my signature text too.
See, how many times I need to remind you all that schoolos is one
stop solution of schools where there is no Internet or tend to zero
It is biggest fault in the design in Linux Distro that NORMAL HUMAN
BEING can not copy/install VLC media player from linux system to
another. HE has to run Crappy yum command which sucks my life all
the time even at good speed internet.
I am not into debate mood and not proving that SchoolOS is best, but
it has a very good scope in biggest untouched field in education
system. And one day it will be highly used Linux Distro in India.
If you're promoting a product, the least you can do is give the
objective features of the product and provide some (again objective)
reasons why someone should use that product. "Install it and see" is
hardly a way to get people to use the OS.
I'd expect to see at least the following:
- Feature list
It contains Ebooks,
- Benefit list
2GB is specially designed for School. Next version will be 4.2 GB bigger and
will contain lots of self explaining videos along with selected pages of
- Comparison with other similar products
Other product do not comes with VLC , and many other stuff. We have done all
sort of customization which a user needs.
- Special features
right click scripts. For example, just select pdf from nautilus and right
click and click on join
similarly gettting ip, external ip, download here , pdfinto, pdfjoin,
imageconversion script are there at right click.
This list is very long. I listed a long list of operation for which a user
may need command line , I converted then into GUI applicatoins
- List of disadvantages, if any
- Support commitment
See are trying into this area. Support of Linux distro is one required in
India. SchoolOS will be covered. automatically.
Which brings me to the other, critical issue: what is
the commitment on
the future of this OS? How large is the organisation behind it? Is
there a defined road map?
Please don't view this as criticism or negativity, Narendra. In the
real world, these are questions that anyone will ask before committing
themselves to a relatively unknown product, and you must be prepared to
answer them. Hell, these are the easy ones! Go to anyone with some
experience in managing IT and see the sort of questions you face!
Raj, Point is not that I do not want to answer these queries but why
everytime. Many of these things have been discussed long back when we
announced it. Whenever I try to make any announcement , someone jump with
the statement like "why schoolos" , I totally discard them.
We did 6 episodes each 1 hour [2 month] on national TV on FOSS and
educational software. This was the first of its own kind of achievement.
This was possible only because SchoolOS.
│ Narendra Sisodiya