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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    And Respondus doesn't even make you shutdown M$ Notepad. well i have a paper to write for the president of school

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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    This is just STUPID. I can not even express how STUPID I feel this to be. Hello? Notepad? Cell Phone? Virtualization? PAPER?! This is not even funny how stupid this is. I would write a very strong letter to whoever you feel you should write to and demand you be able to use your own OS or somehow make them buy you a computer. Argh. Comon. How stupid can you get?!
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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    Quote Originally Posted by kr00lplatinum View Post
    Major Universities such as the University of Minnesota and other MN schools now require students to have a Windows OS. The reason they are requiring this is because more and more classes have online exams. This is especially true when you take an Online course.

    For the three years that I've been a MN student I haven't had a problem using Ubuntu until recently. The problems comes when I try to take an online test. My school now requires me to take the test with a new web browser called: "LockDown Browser" by Respondus.

    Here is the link to the application:

    http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown.shtml


    The LockDown Browser supports Windows and Mac but not Linux! When launched the browser automatically shuts down unnecessary applications that may be running. For instance, Pidgin, FireFox, Word, etc. It does this in order to stop people from cheating.

    So, if you only have Ubuntu on your system you're screwed because without the LockDown Browser you can't take your exam. Which means you'll earn an F! for trying to support open source!

    This is really troubling because I would love to use Ubuntu exclusively but am unable to do so until I'm done with school.

    I've tried to get Wine to run the browser but it doesn't work.

    Just thought I would warn all those students out their that love Ubuntu. You'll have to dual boot.

    Why didn't you use the big fonts? They do it here at OSU local branch as well. It's the standard in todays computing. My son is attending the same school I did and was complaining about it. He was forced to purchase MS office student edition. What a crock! Of course maybe "porn" has something to do with their decision?

    M.

    M.
    Last edited by mike1234; August 23rd, 2008 at 06:10 AM.
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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    Try wine, it runs windows programs on ubuntu

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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    Quote Originally Posted by compnut41 View Post
    Try wine, it runs windows programs on ubuntu
    We know that. The OP has tried wine..
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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    Many law schools uses ExamSoft's SofTest. It's terrible and it rapes a Windows install. I heard from a few people that it detects VMWare (and other virtualization apps) fairly effectively. I keep a lone Windows install on my system for that purpose. It sucks, but I can only fight the system so much.

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    i am writing my outline for my letter to the president of my college. and if anyone else is I found a great point to use. after a little research i found out that all the program does is look through all the current processes and finds different .exe files that flags that program as one it cannot start with. OpenOffice.org is written in Java. Java is compiled through a virtual machine. Your computer reads a .jar file and all the processes are shown as the java runtime environment. so Any program written in Java is invisible to the software, even OpenOffice.org

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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudo-random View Post
    Your school are morons and have the same IT knowledge as the British Home secretary:
    "We will make all paedophiles register their email address on a police database so we can warn website admins they are paedophiles..."
    Stupid.
    Are you serious!? Can you give the source?

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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu27 View Post
    Are you serious!? Can you give the source?
    Originally Posted by pseudo-random View Post
    Your school are morons and have the same IT knowledge as the British Home secretary:
    "We will make all paedophiles register their email address on a police database so we can warn website admins they are paedophiles..."
    Stupid.

    Typical government stupidity. How hard is it to create an email address with hotmail or gmail, etc? These assclowns should consult the I.T. dept. before running their mouth. Who needs more "protection" from their government? Maybe parents might try getting involved in their kids life instead of using the electronic babysitter approach. And the rest shouldn't be so gullible to be cruising for the relationships on the Internet. Use your brains, if you don't have any, you deserve what you get. Sort of reminds me of current gun laws. How do they prevent crime? I can run down to the corner right now and buy a bag of weed and a Saturday night special from a dope dealer, if I wanted to. Pass some more laws, idiots.

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    Last edited by mike1234; August 23rd, 2008 at 04:16 PM.
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    Re: Earn an F with Ubuntu!

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu27 View Post
    Are you serious!? Can you give the source?
    That is just stupid. It's hard to say it, but more stupid than this Lockdown Browser we are talking about.
    "If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, Of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" -Albert Einstein.

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