Pocket Debian, in my high school

Speaker: Georges Khaznadar

Track: Debian in Science

Type: Short talk (20 minutes)


Room: Xueshan (雪山) Live Stream

Time: Aug 03 (Fri), 10:00

Duration: 0:20

Debian in my school

As a teacher of physics and chemistry (and marginally, computer science) in a French high school, I have to bring reliable applications and tools to my students. Even if Debian will finally spread the world, it has not yet pervaded the end-user computers which my students can access.

An instant Debian environment

Here comes “Jean Bart - Knoppix”, the pocket Debian live thumbdrive, which allows my students to boot Debian’s scientific environment in a single minute. In tight agreement with the employee who manages my school’s computers, we let users boot the machines from external disks, like this particular thumbdrive.

Touring through the scientific applications intended for students

During the short talk, I shall give an overview of the scientific applications which are available in this particular environment, present shortly which of them are most used by the students, and which less frequently. One of these applications drives a low-cost, yet powerful data acquisition and signal generating box, which provides quite a complete scientific workshop, with an oscilloscope and a few signal sources.

I am eager to hear suggestions for alternatives uses and for improvements of this appliance.