"Linux is gaining acceptance in schools, but is not in
widespread use--yet. But for Linux-literate parents who are
home-schooling their children, Linux is an inexpensive and powerful
educational tool. Beyond the somewhat limited educational
applications currently available, some parents claim the use of the
command line interface (CLI) is arguably a source of mental
exercise for these students...."
"Dissatisfied with the state of educational and game
programs for Linux thus far, Waddell is attempting to get the
Kidsgames Project "to get more Open Source multimedia educational
games available for kids," he said, "by supporting and
encouraging the programmers, artists."
"Waddell is pleased. "They've learned that computers can be fun,
and don't have to be completely confusing. They're free to try
things to see what they do instead of worrying about breaking
things. Things that, at least in MS Windows, they didn't really
break in the first place." The family uses the command line
interface (CLI) but Wadell remains unconvinced that "CLI is more
enhancing then Graphic User Interface (GUI) for certain logic
skills. Rather, I would say it [CLI] enhances different
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