[Linux-aus] Programs for education

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 1 18:21:32 EST 2013

I had had an interest in computers for some time, so i had been reading
computer magazines for a few years, that's where i learnt about ubuntu ( i
also tried mint, but didn't like it).

When i got to year 7, i was put into the selective class at my school,
which meant we had to do an applied research project on a topic of our
choice, so i made a computer for $600 (all my money at the point). My dad
hates computers, so he said i couldn't get money help from my family, but
he did know about the computer recycler i mentioned earlier, so i went
there. I volunteered for 2 years until new volunteering laws prevented
anyone from being insured while someone under 18  was there.

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 7:12 AM, Greg Cockburn <gergnz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My interest lies in how to get my sons interested in the *right* side of
>> the computer.
> My 10yo son rather likes the Raspberry Pi. To teach him about the
> filesystem, the command line, pipes etc I installed cowsay and figlet. A
> few demos of the various cowsay animals piped to figlet and... well, he's
> off exploring the machine and having a ball. Then he can't wait to show his
> friends what can be done with a non-Windows machine.
> --
> MC
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