[Linux-aus] New Federal Govt's Education/PC plans

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Mon Dec 3 23:12:17 UTC 2007


Paul Coldrey wrote:
> David Lloyd wrote:
>> Specifically, an operating system is rather useless without any 
>> applications for most end users. Consequently, replacing Windows and 
>> its host of applications (Microsoft Office, Matlab, Photoshop) with 
>> something people don't know how to use is actually a step backwards.
> True. I was thinking from the point of view of a new starter which I 
> guess are only a small part of the puzzle. My 4 year old son is a lot 
> more comfortable using Linux than Windows,... it is all he has ever 
> seen. I shudder to think of the cost of reskilling him when he starts 
> school :-).

Exactly - maybe we're pointing at the wrong target group for the OS; 
that target group for the OS might be the parents themselves (and for 
teenagers, the peers)...


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