Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Mar 2007 23:16 UTC, submitted by da_Chicken
Debian and its clones "Debian GNU/Linux used to have a reputation as the toughest GNU/Linux distribution to install, yet the easiest to maintain. In fact, Debian's package management system has played a huge role in the proliferation of projects based on Debian. Suffice it to say that anyone who can install their own operating system can generally install Debian Etch with little or no trouble. If you've never installed Debian before, it's fairly easy to walk through the default installation without realizing you have options. Let's explore the Debian Installer, to find out just what options we do have."
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RE[5]: Frontend
by budword on Sun 11th Mar 2007 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Frontend"
budword
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2006-06-18

"But as I said, another topic. Non german OSN readers must think we're completely mad in Germany, teaching a different german language in every nearly school... :-)"

Why would you think that ? Here in the US we don't even teach English anymore. But we do get teachers certified to teach foreign languages such as Ebonics.

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RE[6]: Frontend
by Doc Pain on Sun 11th Mar 2007 17:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Frontend"
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2006-10-08

"Why would you think that ? Here in the US we don't even teach English anymore. But we do get teachers certified to teach foreign languages such as Ebonics."

As far as I know - I hope I'm not insulting anyone! - the standards of common knowledge in the US is not as high as it could / should be, but the language knowledge is present at an acceptable amount. If you look at Germany, professional schools ("Berufsschule": the school you go to when you're learning a profession) start teaching reading, writing and calculating to youths that have 8 or 10 years in elementary and graduate school behind them. They are not able to use these basic means of communication and interaction.

I cannot imagine that english is no longer part of the basic education in the elementary school in the US. Is this really correct? I simply cannot believe this. Schools not teaching the own native language...

And do all federal states in the US have different language specifications? Is it "OS News" in Montana, while it is "OS Nyous" in Florida? :-)

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