Installing Opera in College Labs
By Rachit Goelrix11. Friday, October 7, 2011 6:18:10 PM
It so happened that a new building’s construction got over in our college known as the ‘Silver Jubilee Tower’ (SJT). This building was christened in order to commemorate the 25 years completion of our university academic record in which we received and created several national and international accolades and records. This building is dedicated solely to the two departments –
School of Computing Sciences (SCSE)
School of Information Technology (SITE)
As the completion of the building happened, all our labs were shifted from the older building to this new one.
Some of the prominent and reputed labs present in this building (SJT) are-
Internet and Web Technologies Lab
Networking Lab (CISCO)
Advanced Computing Lab
Database Research Lab
A total of more than 10 labs for students to work during their courses to fulfill practical requirements are present to facilitate us.
Our OCC team took an initiative to approach the administration and get Opera installed on all the systems.
Several objectives of this program were:
1. To promote the excellent browser from Opera.
2. To make students and faculties aware of how to use Opera browser.
3. To provide them a tool for their day to day functioning at labs and opt for alternatives to the primitive Internet Explorer trend that was prevalent till now.
4. To promote a feel of Opera and their products and to expose an entire unknown society to it.
The step was welcomed warmly by the administration and college authorities. They took keen interest in doing the needful and installing Opera on all the machines.
Note: It may be noted that due to certain administrative and cyber-security concerns, all the installing work was done by the staff and we were allowed to take pictures afterwards for the blog.
Also, the work happened over long period of time so we are updating it only now over the Blog.
The response to the new browser has been encouraging with most of the students now using Opera as their default browser while logging in. They say, its far better and faster than Internet Explorer which they were forced to use till now and even the FTP and Intranet sites which were not totally compatible with it are now fully functional with Opera.
Thanks to Opera, we are our college heroes once again…!!!
Following Students were active during this event from our college:
Rachit Goel(Thats me!!! )
Aditya Vikram Thoomati
Opera Campus Crew Member
VIT UNIVERSITY (Vellore),