Linked by David Adams on Thu 11th Dec 2008 00:14 UTC, submitted by jawbreaker
Humor A teacher in Austin, TX reprimanded a student for demonstrating Linux to his classmates and distributing free Linux CDs. She then goes on to contact Ken Starks of the HeliOS Project, who provided the CDs, and claim that "putting Linux on these machines is holding our kids back" and "No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful". Although she claims to have used Linux herself in college, she feels that "putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all". On the HeliOS blog, Ken Starks hints that this may be more than just ignorance of the teacher's part.
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Holding our kids back
by Kochise on Thu 11th Dec 2008 10:09 UTC
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From Karen : "I admire your attempts in getting computers in the hands of disadvantaged people but putting linux on these machines is holding our kids back [...] I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them..."

So working with "older verison (?) of Windows" ain't "holding our kids back" ? That's pretty nasty, especialy from a teacher... Common', let's take the cart horse to go to school, after all, that ain't "holding our kids back" from progress ;)


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