Posted by: Anonymous
on May 06, 2008 10:03 PM
Unfortunately, you've got a lot of teachers and their administrators that think, "OK, let's just plop the kid in front of the computer for the class period. Let the computer babysit the kid." Usually these "entertainment" apps are Flash-based. Unfortunately, Adobe's Linux Flash player is horribly broken for LTSP purposes (Adobe Flash still uses--gasp--OSS only, not even ALSA). So, teachers and their administrators can say, "oh, your Linux-LTSP-whatever thing doesn't support Flash? Gee, works fine on Windows, get this Linux thing out of here."
This is a big problem in far too many schools. Addiction to Flash.