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    Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    My Grandson is now in High School and has expressed an interest to start some Programming and Math at his level.
    I would appreciate any information or Distribution for his interest.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    http://distrowatch.com/

    Have a look. There are several aimed for schools etc. Programming can be done anywhere, you only need g++/Eclipse or whatever language etc.
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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

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    Best to just start trying them. You can download the ISOs, burn a disk image or create a bootable USB, and you'll end up at the option to 'Try' or 'Install' on most modern Linux distros. Select 'Try' and see how it suits.

    Edubuntu might be somewhere to look. Go here:

    https://edubuntu.org/about

    ... and have a read. Then here:

    https://edubuntu.org/download

    ... and read down the page under the heading 'Installation on an existing Ubuntu system'. There you will notice you can install just the packages you want for the various age groups/academic levels, secondary and tertiary are included in there.

    So if you were going the Edubuntu route it wouldn't matter what flavour of Ubuntu you installed as you can add the Edubuntu packages later. Or you can install Edubuntu standalone (but I think that installs all package levels).

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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    Any distro should do. Ubuntu or a variant should be just fine. At the beginning levels of programming working with Kate or Geany editors should be enough. Toolkits like Qt have bindings to quite a few languages and good tutorials.

    Later, depending on his enthusiasm and the scale of his projects, heavier tools like Eclipse or Netbeans can be explored. There are good tutorials for them but they are heavy weight.

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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    To my experience, Debian and Leafpad are pretty good for that kind of stuff.

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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    Greetings,
    I suggest that you give Trisquel a shot. It is smooth fast and 100% FOSS. I don't care too much for Gnome2 but thats the price you pay for smooth and fast. It's based on Ubuntu and assembled by a group of Linux old timers. Be prepared for a 274Meg update after install. Regular Ubuntu terminal commands seem to work.
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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    Is he interested in developing apps such as those that people download on mobile devices (and pay money for)? There is an open invitation to develop for Ubuntu using the Ubuntu Software Development Kit (SDK) and regular sessions with tutorials.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/community/

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/apps/

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/12/...ll-for-papers/

    This is a week chock-full of tutorial sessions showing you how to use different aspects of the Ubuntu SDK across QML, HTML5, Scopes and other projects for building powerful, elegant, converged apps and content that runs across phone, tablet, and desktop.
    The entire week will be streamed live using Google+ Hangouts in which session leaders will provide their tutorials using a combination of video and screen-sharing with embedded discussion so viewers can share tips and tricks and help each other out. This will provide a rich menu of deeply interactive content that will be archived and available for future generations of developers to benefit from.
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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    If your grandson is just beginning to learn programming, then differences between Linux distributions will be unimportant. Programming fundamentals can be learned on any platform. He should feel free to try as many distributions as he likes, and to try as many applications and tools as he likes, before deciding on his personal preferences and interest.

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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    I agree with buzzingrobot. Distro is irrelevant in this matter.

    If he's interested in programming, best thing is to get him here on the forums and we can aid him in different directions for what he may want to do/learn programming wise. There's a lot of us on here that can give information on where to learn programming, books to read, languages that would be good, etc. If he wants to learn Linux, an Ubuntu-based distro would be a good start. If he wants to dive deeper and deeper linux-wise he can go to Gentoo, Slackware, Fedor, Debian, etc.

    FWIW:

    I use Elementary OS for my programming, seems more fluid for me.
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    Re: Can anyone sugest a Distribution for teaching and basic programming.

    i think Scientific linux is another one fuilled with science apps. but as for educaiton i too would go edubuntu or any of the Ubuntu's plus a few educational packages.


    another good optpion is RaspberryPi and their Raspbian/Noobs. it's designed to learn people how to programe. you even have programs that teach very small kids how to programe in there. but it is a bit slow. but then agin it's cheap and if you burn it it's nto too much harm . on the other hand you could just use sama packages they use on ubuntu/debian.
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