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Davin delivered 25 small SoaS sticks (for machines with under a Gig Ram like mine) and 15 big (for machines with 2GB or larger RAM), both running SoaS through a Virtual Box. I’m running Surf off my small stick right now, and while I liked the plug and play, Sugar loaded very, very slowly. Surf seemed to fail the first time I launched it, but it loaded the second time. Acceptable, but not stellar performance.
We also loaded up the NDSU image of Sugar with 20 some activities; the circle did not fully display upon start up. Mainly lost activity icons on the bottom portion of the circle.
Davin will be making some straight-up SoaS for us, and we will test all three. He mentioned a basic CS principle: easier to use, less power. So, the straight-up stick should be the highest performing, but potentially the hardest to access and get started.
Davin also mentioned that getting the SoaS in a VB image (all packaged in a folder) allowed it to be copied–quick and easy. Each SoaS has to be made from scratch. More time consuming; not so user friendly when it comes to making 500 sticks.