Lesson 22 Task Install Chrome OS for Tiwi Island College
Install Chrome OS on a PC
What is Google Chrome OS?
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What do you spend most of your time doing on a computer? For more and more
people, the answer is, in some form or another, simply browsing the web. Whether
it’s internet banking, watching the BBC iPlayer or checking your email, all these
things are now done through a web-browser. And rising the fastest among those
web-browsers is not the newly launch Internet Explorer 9, or the geeks’ favourite,
Firefox. It’s Chrome, the upstart from Google that’s been built for speed.
Install, configure and test operating system – Chrome OS
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Complete the following project.
You are developing a PC running Chrome OS for Tiwi Island College that has been
connected to broadband.
Island school builds a future for the Tiwi
by: Natasha Robinson
From: The Australian
MOTHERS and fathers of the Tiwi Islands have known for years that the
education system was failing their children.
For 20 years, they watched their children come out of school unemployable, unable to
read and write.
As mining, forestry and horticulture industries boomed around them, traditional owners
despaired as the jobs created by their enterprises one by one went to white people
from outside the islands.
Senior community members saw only one solution: to build their own school.
Obtaining funding was a difficult and at times highly political battle, but the dream
many Tiwi islanders have held for decades was realised this year when the $16million
Tiwi College finally opened its doors.
Forty-eight children have just completed their first term at the college, where
students fly in to Pikertaramoor, nestled in a patch of tropical forest, on Mondays, and
fly home to their communities at Melville and Bathurst Islands on Fridays.
During the week, they live in residences called family group homes, alongside staff who
have been specifically hired by the Tiwi Education Board to carry out a parental role
during the school week. "This secondary school will certainly give my people the
opportunity to equal other people in this country," says Cyril Kalippa, a respected Tiwi
Islands traditional owner.
Teachers have before them a massive task. Testing of literacy and numeracy carried
out on at least half of the 75 13- and 14-year-old children who enrolled when Tiwi
College opened its doors early this year had the literacy levels of six-year-olds. Only
one child was performing at the appropriate level for her age.
The testing results mirror data kept by the Catholic Education Office, which runs
three schools on the Tiwi Islands -- one a primary school and two of them combined
primary and secondary schools. Only three out of a total of 54 students at remote
Catholic indigenous community schools achieved the minimum benchmark level set by
the Northern Territory Government for reading in 2006. Numeracy figures were just
as bad, with only two out of 55 students who took the Multilevel Assessment
Performance test reaching the benchmark.
Traditional owners at the Tiwi Islands said they believed it was important that their
children were educated in a boarding-school type arrangement that was free from the
social dysfunction of Tiwi Islands communities.
"Some houses would not have proper facilities like a fridge, and kids miss out on food,"
says Bernard Tipaloura, who sits on the Tiwi Education Board.
"I don't blame kids that are going hungry for not wanting to go to school. That's almost
a reason to build a boarding school."
The former federal government agreed to fund Tiwi College in 2006. The school is
funded in the same way as non-government schools around Australia.
Tiwi College principal Peter McNamara says the fact it's an independent school means
that Tiwi islanders have been able to institute their clear ideas of how they want their
school to run.
"I personally think one of the problems has been that we have not set the bar high
enough for indigenous kids," he says. "At this school, we want our kids to be able to
access anything that is available to anyone else."
Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work
exclusively with web applications. Google announced the operating system on July 7,
2009 and made it an open source project, called Chromium OS, that November.
Unlike Chromium OS, which can be compiled from the downloaded source code, Chrome
OS only ships on specific hardware from Google's manufacturing partners. The user
interface takes a minimalist approach, resembling that of the Chrome web browser.
Since Google Chrome OS is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on
the Internet, the only application on the device is a browser incorporating a media
player and a file manager.
The expected launch date for retail hardware featuring Chrome OS slipped after
Google first announced the operating system: from an initial forecast date in late 2010
to June 15, 2011, when "Chromebooks" from Samsung (and then Acer in July) actually
1. Find a PC suitable for installing Chrome OS?
Windows requirements Mac requirements Linux requirements
Windows XP Service Ubuntu 10.04+
Operating Pack 2+ Mac OS X 10.5.6 or Debian 6+
system Windows Vista later OpenSuSE 11.3+
Windows 7 Fedora Linux 14
Intel Pentium 3 / Athlon 64
Processor Intel Pentium 4 or later Intel
RAM 128 MB
PrintScreen the hardware components (CPU, RAM HDD):
2. Install Chrome OS
3. Install and test Open Office
4. Select 5 appropriate free apps for Tiwi Island College and install and run them
on your PC
PrintScreen each app running
APP1: Dictionary Instant
APP2: Scientific Calculator
APP5: Scientific Calculation
5. PRESENTATION due 22/11/11
Create a an IMPRESS presentation on your PC showing your report answers Q1-
4 and a summary of how your PC is suited to the scenario of Tiwi Island College
and recommendations for further development
SLIDE 1: Introduction
SLIDE 2: Picture od Tiwi Island College
SLIDE 3: PC Hardware
SLIDE 4: PC Software
SLIDE 5: Installation
SLIDE 7: APPS chosen and why
SLIDE 8: PC Performance under Chrome OS
SLIDE 9: Summary
SLIDE 10: Recommendations