[Chugalug] Another switcher from Windows to Linux

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 17:04:11 UTC 2013


When I was "middle school" age (in Texas they have Junior High), I would
have loved to get my hands on Ubuntu and the world of FOSS games...
instead, I was typing program listings into my VIC-20 from Compute!
magazine (and debugging the typos).

-Eric



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Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734




On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> **
> Good to hear. I hope they don't run into someone at school who insists
> they have to use a window program.
> My nephew had an assignment to do a power point. He tried to do it in
> impress but the instructor didn't know how to open it.
> I told mty nephew to export to HTML or PDF.
>
> He redid it using prezi (web based app).
>
> On Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:50:45 -0400, Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com> wrote:
>
>    A longtime Windows geek friend of mine told me this morning that his
> middle school son's three year old Windows laptop was acting sluggish and
> the son was begging his dad for a new laptop.  Dad, wanting to foster
> independence with his son, said, "Why don't you try installing Ubuntu Linux
> and see if that makes your laptop more responsive."
>
>      The kid (a middle school student) installed Ubuntu Linux on his own
> and now loves his laptop. Dad was going to help him dual-boot Windows and
> Linux, but the kid said he'd prefer to install Linux only on the laptop.
>
>       Now the two younger siblings in the family are begging to install
> Linux on their laptops. The middle school son has created bootable USB
> drives for his young siblings for now.  It's only a matter of time before
> the young one's say: "No more bootable USB drives for me."
>
>           Anyway, just wanted to share this story. I just wasn't expecting
> to hear such a story from my friend. My response? Your kids will now have
> something in common with the smartest tech geeks at their school - who
> invariably use Linux.  They'll also be well equipped to dive head first
> into the maker movement at any makerspace. My friend's response to me:
> "You're right."
>
>                 phil
>
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> "Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates
> "Learning happens thru gentleness."
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