Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 13:33 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Linux "I'm an art professor, and last semester I embarked on an exciting new adventure by erasing Mac OS X from nearly all of the Macintoshes in our digital media lab and installing Ubuntu in its place. I began seriously planning this change last school year, when I realized how fully the current feature sets of free software programs could satisfy the technical needs of the students in my classes. I decided that the time had come to teach our undergraduate art students about free software programs such as the GIMP, Scribus, and Quanta Plus, instead of proprietary programs such as Photoshop, QuarkXpress, and Dreamweaver."
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MIT CS class
by youknowmewell on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 21:05 UTC
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So I suppose you people think MIT should switch from Scheme to Java as their language of choice for teaching purposes? I'm sure students that go there are scarred for life by not getting taught Java!

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