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The [Malaysian] Star: Old Folks Pick Up Open Source

Dec 25, 2002, 08:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles F. Moreira)

"Senior citizens from a community group in SS3 here have greatly impressed their trainer Colin Charles by quickly learning how to install and configure the Linux Red Hat 8.0 operating system.

"'On the first day, some of these senior citizens--in their 60s and 70s--didn't even know how to switch on a compute,' he said after hosting a three-day 'Open Source Software Workshop' at the Cosmopoint Corporate Training Centre here earlier this month.

"'But they soon learned to install Linux Red Hat 8.0 all by themselves, and stayed the whole course,' Charles, a Linux Professional Institute (www.lpi.org) certified trainer, told In.Tech recently..."

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