My students often use the classroom projector screen to give presentations, usually using PowerPoint, but sometimes they show pre-recorded presentations in SMPlayer.
The classroom computer is sufficiently powerful, but as it uses Windows, we ran into many problems which wastes class time. Windows simply has too many problems recognizing USBs, handling viruses, displaying multimedia inside PowerPoint slides, and opening the PowerPoint files created with different versions of PowerPoint. I never have these issues on my Linux desktop computer, so I think if I ran a live Linux distribution from CD or DVD, the students could give their presentations without a glitch.
Is there any live distribution specifically designed or well-suited for presentations? This would, minimally, need to include:
- Adobe Acrobat (for PDFs)
- LibreOffice of similar software (for PPTs, PPTXs)
- Music/video playback software (for as many formats as possible)
- Web browser, with Flash plugin