[Linux-aus] Programs for education

Greg Cockburn gergnz at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 07:12:54 EST 2013

My interest lies in how to get my sons interested in the *right* side of
the computer.  I grew up building stuff, and since we weren't 'well' off, I
had to scrounge and beg and borrow to build up my first C64, and it was a
few years before I got a x86 and I wasn't introduced to Linux for another
few years :-(

Sorry but I must keep probing to understand what made you decide these
things.  Why did you decide to volunteer, and what got you to volunteer
with old computers.  What parts have your parents or close relatives,
family friends, etc had a part in this?  (for me my Std 4 [about 10]
teacher brought his C64 in from home, I was hooked).

You say you didn't have the money for Windows, while I know it isn't
legitimate, I am interested into why you didn't *borrow* a copy from a
friend or something.  Why Ubuntu, where did you hear about Ubuntu?

Thanks for answering the questions, it is a really interesting discussion.

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Jackson Doak <noskcaj at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Before the government changed the volunteering laws, i spent most of my
> weekends at a place that recycles old computers. One day a laptop came in
> that i was allowed to keep, but i didn't have the money to put windows on
> and ubuntu seemed like a good idea (i'd trying to install it on my gaming
> PC, but it didn't play any games. When that was too RAM heavy, i swapped to
> ubuntu.
> I had only just started high school then, so there wasn't much homework
> yet.
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Greg Cockburn <gergnz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 31/10/2013 2:28 pm, "Jackson Doak" <noskcaj at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > >What started you on the path to contributing for ubuntu?
>> > I used xubuntu on my laptop, an out of boredom, i decided to look into
>> how to contribute.
>> >
>> >
>> Why did you install xubuntu? Why did you have a laptop?
>> You said previously school work might take up a lot of time, yet you were
>> bored here.  Can you elaborate on that?
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