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Old 12-09-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
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LXer: Linux - Stop holding our kids back


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This blog is momentarily interrupted to bring you a snippet of recently received email. "...observed one of my students with a group of other children gathered around his laptop. Upon looking at his computer, I saw he was giving a demonstration of some sort. The student was showing the ability of the laptop and handing out Linux disks. After confiscating the disks I called a conference with the student and that is how I came to discover you and your organization. Mr. Starks, I am sure you strongly believe in what you are doing but I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful. These children look up to adults for guidance and discipline. I will research this as time allows and I want to assure you, if you are doing anything illegal, I will pursue charges as the law allows. Mr. Starks, I along with many others tried Linux during college and I assure you.."

[Go get em' Ken! - Scott]


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Old 12-10-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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wow, my goodness, is this for real ? lol
 
Old 12-10-2008, 04:45 AM   #3
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Absolutely scandalous.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 09:28 AM   #4
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Helios is a hero of Linux on a level with Linus, Stallman, and the founders of Debian, Redhat, Slackware, etc.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:24 PM   #5
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Just when you think that the bottom in in view, you find a whole new crew busily digging the hole just a little bit deeper.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #6
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wow, strong ignorance.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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I particularly liked the bit about:
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"I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them..."
I picture Microsoft giving free versions of Millenium Edition...NNNOOOOOOO!!!!
 
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I picture Microsoft giving free versions of Millenium Edition...NNNOOOOOOO!!!!
I'm sure that would be classed as child abuse.
 
  


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