-- Main.ldixon - 30 Oct 2008

Suggestions for Meeting Rooms

Before you add your suggestions, please read the existing issues that we know about for the meeting rooms on the MeetingRoomsCommittee page. Please also check the MeetingRoomsFAQ. You can also give feedback by email to one of the committee members listed at the MeetingRoomsCommittee page. Also note that do not consider issues related to the mini-forums. Information on that is at the ForumUsersGroup.

For the agenda of the next meeting:




  • DICE Machines:
    • Maybe get Windows/Mac instead of DICE for meeting rooms. Make sure all meeting rooms have at least some machine. Arguments for/against a Windows/Mac machine as well as DICE ones are: * You need to have a DICE account to log into a DICE machine. Being that non-Informatics people will be giving seminars, talks & presentations in our rooms on a regular basis, they will not be able to use a DICE machine without someone from Informatics letting them use their account. * Open Office does not have all the features that powerpoint does. Some powerpoint presentations don't run well on it and so there needs to be an alternative. * Our hi-tech computing image will be a bit tarnished if we cannot provide the basic world-standard presentation software for people to use. * Counterpoint: My experience of giving powerpoint presentations elsewhere is that they don't run too well on powerpoint either. Plugging a USB stick into an arbitrary MS Windows+Office PC regularly gives distorted slides because of mismatches in Office versions, installed fonts, default sizes, ... Reliably giving a presentation prepared on an MS Office machine means bringing that machine and plugging it in directly --- which is exactly what lots of people do, and is supported. (IanStark)

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Topic revision: r13 - 05 Mar 2009 - 13:05:13 - Main.ldixon
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