Re: Doubts and question about the merging of LinEx in Debian Edu
I'd like to say that "edutainment" and "miscellaneous" are two very big
words to negotiate when you want ktouch and you're only in grade 2. The
menu needs fixing more than we need to worry about which wm to use.
I have never taught my kids any feature of either KDE or GNOME, other
than what button to press to launch programs, what button to press to
find your files, and how to log out. Teaching them more would be a waste
of time anyway - they all have win or mac at home (except my son and
daughter of course :). And if something in a wm is not obvious and
intuitive, then its likely to change or disappear from the next version
Even though we are using KDE, still apps like the gimp use the Gnome
save/open dialogue where you can't type a path or go up a level and you
have to click "browse for other folders", where you still can't type a
path, and suddenly everything is double-click. So in other words, kids
are learning the gnome way while using KDE. In which case just let them
use any wm they want. Like I said earlier, this is a strength over
windows - with linux you have a choice.
Sure, I might want my class to all use OOo and not Abiword if I'm
showing them how to do something, but they could launch it from tinywm
for all I care.
I like the way this thread has split into the important part, answered
by Petter, and the unimportant part where we all jump in and argue about
trivial things :)
Herman Robak wrote:
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:33:13 +0100, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
the only reason that getting an english class in the chem-lab was
exotic/scary and thus distracting is cause you weren't used to it.
Your faith in people's ability to adapt to the circumstances seems
infinite. As if any distraction quickly fades to zero. That's a
bold claim, and bold claims should be supported by evidence.
That would stop being a problem by the second or maybe third class
in that room.
To me this sounds like wishful thinking.
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