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Old 04-20-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
idamlaj
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School switching to linux, need advice


Hi,

My school is thinking about switching its development environment to linux and I have a few questions:

Which distribution and development environment would be best, considering that students will have to learn how to use linux?
How would the computers need to be set up in order to connect through OS X samba-enabled shares?
Are samba volumes mountable from the gui while being a non-root user?
Are samba volumes unmounted upon logout?
What about printers on the network? Will it be easy to set linux up to print on these?

Thanks in advance,
idamlaj
 
Old 04-20-2005, 04:02 PM   #2
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Re: School switching to linux, need advice

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Which distribution and development environment would be best, considering that students will have to learn how to use linux?
For beginners text editor+command line to compile and run programs. For more advanced users (who know what Makefiles, autoconf and such things are - or for beginners who don't need to know) environment right for the language they use. I recommend KDevelop, but Anjuta is also good and simplier, so it may be a better choice for the first time. You can have both installed, so people can later choose.

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How would the computers need to be set up in order to connect through OS X samba-enabled shares?
It depends what you mean by that. When the machines will be clients only, no special setup is needed.
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Are samba volumes mountable from the gui while being a non-root user?
Yes. KDE for example has 'Mount' and 'Unmount' options in right-click menu.
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Are samba volumes unmounted upon logout?
By default I think they aren't. But it's possible to set up script at logout to do this.
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What about printers on the network? Will it be easy to set linux up to print on these?
Printers need to be configured, but it shouldn't be hard.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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RE:

Thanks for the quick reply,

The programming language is java, what about netbeans, eclipse or BlueJ?

Another question, since the computers are to have linux and windows as dual-boot, would most solutions fit into a 4gb harddisk?
 
  


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