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

Paul Coldrey paul at ensigma.com.au
Mon Dec 3 23:01:22 UTC 2007

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 :-).

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