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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RE[2]: hahah
by Panajev on Thu 11th Dec 2008 09:26 UTC in reply to "RE: hahah"
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I wish I could say the same as you comparing KDE 4.1.x + Fedora 10 and Vista SP1 on this laptop...

Not that the former does not work, but the latter is much more of a breeze to use.

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RE[3]: hahah
by gustl on Thu 11th Dec 2008 09:37 in reply to "RE[2]: hahah"
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Usability of Vista better than KDE4.1.x?

I beg to differ. KDE4.1.x is fast, stable has actually working virtual desktops, can be configured to look and feel as you like, and gets out of the way if you work with an application.

Vista is almost as good, but lacks working virtual desktops.
If you are no extensive user of virtual desktops, you will find that Vista is usable, if you depend on vitual desktops for managing open applications, Vista's usability is mediocre to bad.

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RE[4]: hahah
by essdeekay on Thu 11th Dec 2008 10:48 in reply to "RE[3]: hahah"
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I'm steering clear of the Vista vs KDE4.1 debate but regarding Virtual Desktops - have you tried VDM on Vista?

It's up on CodePlex:

I'd be curious to know if it met your needs or not.

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