"The teachers largely favor Windows. It's familiar and they'll
have enough to do learning the new applications and integrating the
tablets in class, let alone learning a new operating system (or so
they say). Yet Intel has assured me that there will be an
equivalent software stack between the two operating systems, I've
found that our RTI software runs quite well under Wine, and
Edubuntu itself has quite a body of educational software available
in its repositories.
"I have yet to test Edubuntu on the Classmate. That will be
happening soon and obviously I need to put it through its paces
before I make a decision. We know that XP is pretty snappy on the
little machines, though, and new firewalls with some pretty heavy
duty gateway anti-malware should keep them running safely without
performance-sapping client-side anti-virus (we, unfortunately,
won't be able to send them home, meaning that the firewall and
weekly scans with ClamWin should do the trick)."