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This lady is a douche, this guy apologizing to her likely just reinforces her ignorance.
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post #22 of 47
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The thing that probably got Starks was this zinger from Karen: "I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison [sic] of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them." ® <-----
I highly doubt the register actually went out and registered the article
Edited by v3n0m - 12/16/08 at 6:57pm
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Please put this link in the main post:
http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/1...s-aint-us.html

That article is very badly written, and only gives one side of the story. Everyone needs to read the post on his blog that he himself wrote.

The article totally leaves out the fact that the teacher called him crying.
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Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post
Linux leads to knowledge and a greater interest in computers and computer science, it is not a bad thing.

True, Billy Joe the farmer doesn't need Linux but you get the idea.
Billy Joe the farmer doesn't need Windows either. The only people who "need" it are those who work in a primarily Windows environment.
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Why do farmers need computers?
Chances are they won't be able to get fast internet anyway...


Edited by Redmist - 12/16/08 at 6:48pm
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post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by Redmist View Post
Why do farmers need computers?
Chances are they won't be able to get fast internet anyway...

Some farmers are actually landowners and quite wealthy people, especially in countries where land is very valuable. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them had computers and internet access for their kids.
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post #27 of 47
If you go and read the blog, the guy says that people took the entire point of the original attack the wrong way. Rather than seeing his blog as an attack on ignorance, they saw it as an attack on the teacher, and I agree that he should apologize for coming across like that.

He said he wanted to attack the ignorance, not the teacher, and is apologizing for for wording his blog like an attack.
post #28 of 47
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Originally Posted by drelyn86 View Post
funny... I had a high school biology teacher that was overly religious...

Learning Windows is inevitable... we don't need our public school system to teach us how to use Microsoft's operating systems.

Microsoft has such a complete lack of regard for open standards, it's dumbfounding. Plus - what basic computer skills can you gain from Windows that you can't gain from Linux? And which of these skills will actually apply to any future Windows releases? I guess we can always count on the Start button...

Most people are turned away from Linux simply because they don't want to be challenged. Isn't it the job of our educational system to challenge the children anyway?
I agree. There should be no windows classes. They should be Linux classes. What do you need to learn in windows? Windows is all about clicking on pictures. If you can't do that, you shouldn't be behind a keyboard.

My high school's "computer class" is embarrassing. In "advanced computing" class, students learn how to use word and excel and powerpoint. If you think I'm lying, I'm sorry to disappoint you.
post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post
It's good for people who don't want to line M$'s pockets. You don't need Windows unless you play games - fact. Almost every application has a Linux version/equivalent, all free. It's getting to the stage where paying for software could become a thing of the past.

If I were Microsoft's accountants right now, I'd be running out of fingernails to bite when looking at figures for the next 3 years
You don't need linux unless, well, you have Windows J/k they're both great I'm sure.
Edited by BizzareRide - 12/16/08 at 8:50pm
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Most people are turned away from Linux simply because they don't want to be challenged. Isn't it the job of our educational system to challenge the children anyway?
Whats challenging about Linux, what good is having it if your not trying to construct a super computer or server?
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