Why should we teach students Linux??

Roger Oberholtzer roger
Wed Mar 7 05:43:46 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 06:09 -0500, David Bandel wrote:
> On 3/7/07, Roger Oberholtzer <roger at opq.se> wrote:
> [snip]
> > They should teach MS, Linux, MAC OS, BSD, HP-UX, etc. But, of course, MS
> > does a smash up job of getting their stuff into the schools for just
> > about free. IBM does have a series of academic programs that involve
> > Linux. I get a periodic newsletter telling what they are up to. So,
> > there is at least some assistance available to educators.
> Roger, would like to get some of this info -- the school my wife owns
> is using Linux (installed by me).  The kids love it -- I've heard
> comments that it's better than M$ (by the kids to their parents).
> Anyway, would like to get info on education.  Books today come with M$
> CDs for teaching Word. Excel, etc.  Obviously not usable.
> OTOH, unlike other schools that have constant problems with virus,
> etc., the only downtime in our comp lab is when the kids bust the
> equipment (keyboards, mice, etc.).


is a good start. There are links there for more things. Admittedly, they
do not hesitate to use IBM products in the examples. But open source
figures in many of the examples.

Also try


Most large Linux suppliers offer academic packages. Mainly reduced

Roger Oberholtzer

OPQ Systems / Ramb?ll RST

Ramb?ll Sverige AB
Kapellgr?nd 7
P.O. Box 4205
SE-102 65 Stockholm, Sweden

Tel: Int +46 8-615 60 20
Fax: Int +46 8-31 42 23

More information about the Linux-users mailing list