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Author Topic: linux is the better tool  (Read 1097 times)
sledgehammer
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« on: October 27, 2010, 06:38:09 am »

They say that, unlike in my day, kids today can't go to college, learn a profession, and stick with it for 30 years.  They say that change is coming so quickly that a college preparation will only last a few years, that most successful kids today will, in effect, be forced to make what amounts to a career change every 4 or 5 years.  So they say.

If they be right, isn't a knowledge of linux a substantive advantage to today's kids?  The Gates' people mostly wait around for someone to develop a program that will perform a particular task.  As those programs cost money, most Gates kids don't do too much experimenting.  But linux kids have access to a world of (mostly) free programs and, as they are more familiar with the workings of their computers, an enhanced ability to develop their own programs.

In short, if they be right, linux kids can be expected to outperform Gates' kids as this century gets on.  Do your kid a favor.  Give him or her linux.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 10:47:23 am »

indeed.

its amazing what i have learned with my time with linux. I far from know everything about it. but I am to the point where i can usually get myself out of a jam in *nix.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 12:05:39 pm »

As painful as this is, I agree with sledgehammer on this point.

According to their teachers, the young people who participate in our Computers for Kids Program improve many aspects of their daily classroom activities after they receive their computers. Additionally, we work with them to determine replacements for windows/mac proprietary programs such as iTunes and the iTunes Store.

The goal is to teach these young people to be self-reliant and not depend on MS or Apple to solve their software needs.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 03:42:28 pm »

Some food for thought here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q

Project site is here:

http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 07:59:12 pm »

wonderful video, retired1AF!

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