[opensource] New Web Browser

Brian Swaney swaney.29 at osu.edu
Tue Oct 30 19:22:40 EDT 2007


Tried it. It installed, but then didn't open in Wine. Either 
Windows/Mac, or a virtual machine would run it. I guess it doesn't have 
anything to hook on startup, and not getting an all-clear from the OS, 
doesn't open, but I can't say for sure.

-Brian Swaney


AP Fritts wrote:
> I haven't tried this yet...but....let's say you install this software 
> in WINE under Linux.  The program will probably work (since you can 
> get just about anything to work with WINE) and then it won't take 
> control of your other programs or mouse.
>
> Just a thought.
>
> AP
>
> On 10/29/07, *Jim Dinan* <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu 
> <mailto:dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>> wrote:
>
>     Hey AP,
>
>     Did you mean to reply-all?  I don't think your post went out to
>     the list.
>
>     ~jim.
>
>     AP Fritts wrote:
>     > I haven't tried this yet...but....
>     >
>     > What if I install this software in WINE under Linux??  It will
>     probably
>     > work (since you can get just about anything to work) and then it
>     won't
>     > take control of your other programs or mouse.
>     >
>     > Just a thought.
>     >
>     > AP
>     >
>     > On 10/29/07, *Jim Dinan* < dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
>     <mailto:dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>
>     > <mailto:dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
>     <mailto:dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     How will respondus prevent me from using my cell phone while
>     I am taking
>     >     an exam?  Will it keep me from taking screen shots with my
>     digital
>     >     camera or copying down questions on paper?  Will it know if
>     students get
>     >     together to solve the exam and then take it individually or
>     if they
>     >     gather as a group with laptops to take it?  What if I go to
>     the computer
>     >     lab and just use 2 machines, one for the web and one for the
>     exam?
>     >
>     >     As you've pointed out, this is clearly not a sufficient
>     solution to
>     >     prevent students from cheating.  I'm really sad to hear that
>     you guys
>     >     will have to deal with this lockdown browser junk.  This type of
>     >     misguided draconian measure has no place in fostering a
>     healthy and
>     >     productive learning environment.
>     >
>     >     Also, rather than DRM, this type of scheme is often called
>     "treacherous
>     >     computing": http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.html
>     >     <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.html>.
>     >     "Treacherous computing" is a general term that refers to any
>     system
>     >     which causes your computer to obey others instead of you.
>     >
>     >     ~jim.
>     >
>     >     Brian Swaney wrote:
>     >     > Ok, I tried sending this directly to the list, but it seems to
>     >     trip all
>     >     > of the spam alarms. I'll try linking to a web page this
>     time. The same
>     >     > general message is there. Basically, DRM meets OSU, and
>     out pops this
>     >     > new program.
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~swaneybr/lockdown-analysis.html
>     <http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/%7Eswaneybr/lockdown-analysis.html>
>     >     >
>     >     > Any comments are welcome.
>     >     >
>     >     > -Brian Swaney
>     >
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