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Thread: A Must Read: "Linux - stop holding our kids back"

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    Re: A Must Read

    That is why I am not overly focused on the "does Linux work better than Windows?" side but rather consider every day I spend working on Linux a contribution to my freedom, to my knowledge, and against intellectual slavery.

    Freedom in computing is at such a young stage that examples like this remind me of the Middle Ages, witches, and the Roman Church that decided which books were to be spread and which weren't, and in this way it kept its power. But it didn't last long...

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    Re: A Must Read

    Quote Originally Posted by canoemoose View Post
    Strewth! (I'd use a stronger word, but don't want to upset anyone.) Had this happened/should this happen to me, I'd be livid! Unbelievable. I'm lost for words really.
    You don't seem particularly lost for words, to be frank.
    Q)Why did the multithreaded chicken cross the road?
    A)to To other side. get the
    Q)Why did the multithreaded chicken cross the road?
    A)other to side. To the get

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    nevermind (it was stupid).

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    Those argumets in the email have the same chances of surviving like a snowball in Sahara would have. Absolutely amazing, I read that in disbelief. If I didn't know better, I'd say someone made that up.
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    What disturbs me more is her mentality that she has to teach the kids Windows because it's the norm in her world. It's akin to me having to learn to use a typewriter in the 7th grade because the instructor told me that I would be using a typewriter as soon as I grew up. Upon entering college, Win NT was the norm. Yes, NT. No typewriters then.

    No one teaches the fundamentals anymore. You have to learn Windows instead of an operating system. You have to learn Word 2003 instead of a word processor. No wonder why IT staff shudder at the thought of having to train office monkeys whenever there is an upgrade to MS Office...

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    Re: A Must Read

    If teachers start confiscating Linux it will become wildly popular among schoolkids. Woot!


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    How a person like that can TEACH to others is beyond me.

    I never let stuff be taken from me by teachers (it's not legal).

    Well they could take my gsm as long as I got it back the second school was over.

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    Ignorance is one thing, but her knee jerk reaction that something different -> something wrong makes her, in my opinion at least, unfit as a teacher.
    Don't peach linux. Melon it!

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    Re: A Must Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post
    If teachers start confiscating Linux it will become wildly popular among schoolkids. Woot!


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    Truely sad that the teacher herself is un-educated. The kid did nothing wrong and linux is totally free and open source. She seems like a teacher stuck in the 80's and early 90's. Linux has changed greatly since then. Linux's options are so vast these days, why not use it?
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    Re: A Must Read

    WTF is this kind of joke?Some people really are crazy love into M$.
    Last edited by Chame_Wizard; December 10th, 2008 at 02:57 PM.
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