That has actually been debunked though the myth persists. The evidence shows it was mostly Windows 7 PC's which were infected, XP systems were largely immune. Amongst many -
Locke141 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:18 pmI should a elaborate a bit more, but first things first, my above mention project got funded in less than 24 hours.
The laptops running Windows XP were not connected to the Internet. They were only used to run games installed from CD-ROMs. After I migrated them to Lubuntu, they were a loud back on the network.
The 21st-century reference is more to the fact that this particular teacher went out and found a bunch of old laptops, rather than having no computers at all.
Before I started this series of projects, or as I have been referring to them, my personal guerrilla war to drag my school into the 21st-century, the majority of classrooms had no computers for student use.
I've now have received 6 R-pi centers funded and just posted my seventh. Thats over $5,000 in cloud funding. Most of the expense goes to the 1080p monitors, but with out the R-Pi's none of this would even be possible.
Right now all the Pi's are running independently but am going to be migrating them to Pi-net when time permits. I'm the physical education teacher and this is all being done in my spare time.
gkaiseril wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:25 pm...an HDMI to VGA patch cord....
(a) Such a thing doesn't exist. HDMI to VGA takes active conversion to change the digital signals to analog, and
(b) Why would you need one anyway when almost all monitors made in the last 10 to 12 years have either HDMI or DVI-D inputs and a simple cable will suffice.
Yes, but went with Lubuntu as it was my default for old PC's. All the Dell's are now in a closet, they may make a comeback in the Gym just for Stepmania.fruitoftheloom wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:18 pm..are you aware that the RPT / RPF have a x86 Debian Stretch with Raspberry Pi Desktop Release ???
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/r ... i-desktop/
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/stretc ... an-update/
The article mentions "other problems" but does not detail them. From 30 years is IS Auditing and the lack up updating their OS, I expect that their whole attitude toward updating their systems and administration skills resulted in out of date anti-virus software, updated privileges, not making sure incremental backups and full backups were completed successfully and completed on time in a regular schedule.hippy wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:13 pmThat has actually been debunked though the myth persists. The evidence shows it was mostly Windows 7 PC's which were infected, XP systems were largely immune. Amongst many -
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/0 ... r-problems
The point appears to be crowdfunding such as Donors Choose can allow schools which don't have an IT budget obtain Raspberry Pi. The alternative is to ask parents to send SD cards and Pi Zero computers along with the supplies of toilette, tissue and copy papers that are usually asked for--maybe not so easily done, depending on the education, involvement and prosperity of the parents.
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