[funsec] Tablet PCs required for Virginia Tech engineers...
fergdawg at netzero.net
Fri Jun 30 11:44:59 CDT 2006
What about Lane Stadium? :-)
-- Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 15:53:58 -0000, Fergie said:
> Hey, Valdis -- did you get to play with these? :-)
No, because I haven't seen a good Linux for them yet. ;)
Incidentally, there's a *lot* of people unhappy with this, because they
wanted the requirement to be laptops instead. The tablets may be
but they're way underpowered compared to a similar price laptop, and
no clear objective for the use of a tablet's special features...
> Also, how has it/will it impact your university network policies
> and security implementation(s)?
Somewhere between diddly and squat, given that we've *already* covered
basically the entire campus with wireless, and a good chunk of the students
and staff are laptop users already. As far as the net is concerned, a
tablet is the same problem as a laptop....
OK.. So I lied. We haven't covered the *whole* campus yet. You still
get crap for a signal in the middle of the Drill Field:
(Big 22 acre space in the middle of campus. And no, no matter how crowded
construction gets around it, there will *never* be a building on it other
than the War Memorial Chapel.
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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