Monthly Archives: February 2011

Three Big Days in a Student Laptop Program and Rollout

Three Big Days in a Student Laptop Program Day 1 – Tuesday 22nd Feb  – Laptop Evening – Parent Night Day 2 – Wednesday 23rd Feb – Laptop Preparation Day Day 3 – Thursday 24th Feb – Laptop Handout and … Continue reading

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A Student 1 to 1 Macbook Image

A Student 1 to 1 Macbook Image Building any image is quite easy,  however building an image for a cohort of Year 10, 11 and 12 students requires some thought and planning. Here is a list of what was done … Continue reading

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Software on Apple Computers in Education

Shared Machines – Student and Teachers – Applications List These computers are set up so that students need to login before using the Macbook.  The XServe checks with Active Directory to confirm login details. Adobe CS5 Audacity 1.2.5 Baggin the … Continue reading

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Things I did not necessarily know (Part I)

Having problems with your DNS / Internet Cache #dscacheutil -flushcache Refreshing the list of printers from the MacServer Last login: Mon Feb  7 07:24:37 on console mac$ cupsctl BrowseRemoteProtocols=cups mac$ cupsctl BrowsePoll=macserver.student.local:631 A Safe Mode for Macs. If your Mac … Continue reading

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Why choose Apple for a 1:1 Laptop Program

A few good reasons why your next computer should be an Apple. Last year I wrote a short article offering a few good reasons why your next computer should be an Apple Computer. Please feel free to use this document … Continue reading

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Happy with my Mac

Hi Roland, This is a quick note  to say thanks for all the time you gave answering my 101 MAC vs PC questions. We have bought a Mac, and are more than happy with it (when it has ‘Office 2011  … Continue reading

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Installation Notes for the Production Server.

School Apple Server Installation Well after two test environments I am ready for the final install, I am quite particular about Server installations, both on Windows and Mac, because once it’s done it’s pretty much done. I can recall doing … Continue reading

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