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#! toddler just like me (:

Posted 01-31-2013 at 09:26 AM by jamison20000e
Updated 06-03-2014 at 11:38 AM by jamison20000e

My nephew JJ is almost two: so of course I'm setting him up a (literally this (now on Xfce; LibreOffice Writer; Iceweasel; Google Drive) computer (vaio-pcv-r556ds | Linux-Debain-Crunchbangcrun\#!-Openbox\*). For the first year I will lock it down with baby-friendly programs mostly only icons and widgets (e.g: solar system, bouncing ball, sliding block puzzle, moon and stuff) so no taskbar on WMs like: Educational Desktops(most *nix flavors offer free Edu-D-tops i.g. Sugar or educational-desktop-lxde...
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Creating a problem and then partially solving it makes people believe competitors have the problem

Posted 10-05-2010 at 08:40 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I asked the staff of one of my local primary schools why they were installing new computers and throwing out the old ( a few years ) ones. It confuses me when their previous units are perfectly fine for the educational needs of primary school students, but yet they decide they need new ones. I was given a few answers:
  • To 'stimulate' the economy
  • The old ones were getting slower
  • Microsoft offered them an educational discount

I live in Australia, and I have never seen a computer that...
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