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SEUL.org: Linux in Education Report #73

Jun 25, 2002, 05:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Loss)

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"June 24, 2002--Two Yorktown, Virginia High School students, Mike Alderman and Scott Burger, have written an article for Open Source Schools about "a project creating a new implementation of Karel the Robot, a programming language that will be used to help introduce students to computer science next year."

"Dana Bently with KW Access Ability asked us for help:

"My name is Dana Bentley and I work at a charity in Waterloo, Ontario, which refurbishes computers for people with physical disabilities who could not otherwise afford a computer. We are interested in installing Linux on some of the machines that we give to our members, as well as doing some teaching on a Linux machine at our office. I am wondering if you have any suggestions for a largely Windows based staff to implement and support Linux for a member base that is largely still on the learning curve for computers. I do not know if we can assist you in any way with your program as we are not a school per se, but we would be willing to help if possible. We are using donated computers, mostly 386 and 486, and are looking at Linux primarily to avoid the difficulties of Microsoft licensing..."

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