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Re: Doubts and question about the merging of LinEx in Debian Edu

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On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 06:34:29PM +0100, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
>agreed that setting a systemwide default is sensible,
>but if at all posible there should be no barrier for users to trying out a 
>different desktop

It might make sense for teachers to force a specific desktop on the 
students in some situations. If a class is being taught a common topic 
(rather than each individually working independently) differences in 
interface could cause too much distraction. An analogy would be that the 
students do not get to pick the math book to read - they all follow the 
same book for consistency.

My point here being that if the _teachers_ say they have a need for 
consistency, then it quite possible makes good sense to respect that 
over "freedom of choice" for the students.

I guess that such need is what the LinEx folks are saying. No?

  - Jonas

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