Previously, the Lower Merion School District has insisted that they only ever spied on lost or stolen school-owned laptops. The latest court filings show this is patently false. School for spies, or spies for school, you decide.
I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook pro 9,2 and I can connect to the LAN at my school (I can ssh into it from another computer on the LAN) however I cannot connect to any server outside of the network (not even pinging Google. I have no idea what the problem is, and am hesitant to contact the admin, as I'm not sure he would exactly approve of Ubuntu on a school funded laptop.
So I need a new laptop for school as transporting my desktop has become too tedious. It has to be mostly gaming, but with several options for school. That means it has to be windows, preferably 7. The main point is that it's for gaming, since nearly anything I can buy works fine for the programs I need for school. (Word, Xcel, SPSS, etc.)
I personally can't believe the way Ubuntu uses downloading. I try to go to the app website on my Windows Laptop. The only internet connection I have access to! And Ubuntu can't run on this laptop because of it's specs. Yet Ubuntu needs me to put in a code to download something. I got Ubuntu for school because LibraOffice can't run on my computer either. Get with the program Ubuntu!
I apologizing if this is no the correct location for my question. I am having issues accessing software on our computer clusters here at school from my personal laptop. Now when using windows/putty/xming I can successfully get the programs to display on my PC, so I know the xforwarding is working on the school clusters.
I use a VPN to connect my development machine to my school's CS dept. The development machine is Ubuntu as we do C programming in Unix. I used vpnc to do that. The school uses some DNS entries that only resolve on their DNS servers, i.e., internalserver.csdept.school.edu
I am normally attached to the VPN whenever booted for convenience.