ran a succesful basic Linux class today
today i ran a successful "Introduction to Linux" type class today using the KNOPPIX distro. I only had 3 people but they were all in their mid to late 50s and are not what you might call computer savvy. We ran the KNOPPIX distry off their CD-ROMS and i am happy to report the class was a complete success. As usual, KNOPPIX had no problems detecting all their hardware, setting the network and working perfectly. I introduced them to KDE, the taskbar and its various icons, Mozilla as a browser, showed them how to save their configurations, taught them how to create icons, we surfed the net, ran a few multimedia programs with XINE and XMMS and even opened a few documents with Open Office.
Microcrap SHOULD be worried, if they are not already. Linux IS ready for the desktop!