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NewsForge: A Babe in Tuxland

Apr 09, 2004, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Westbrook)

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"You may have heard Linux is difficult to learn and use. Certainly Linux is different, but pointing and clicking work the same regardless of the underlying operating system. My four-year-old granddaughter, K.D., hasn't had any trouble figuring it out, and if she can do it, you can too.

"K.D. had watched her mom, my wife, and me using the various Linux-based computers in our home since she was able to sit in our laps while we were at the keyboard. By the time she was two and a half years old, she was 'helping' us by moving the mouse or pressing keys on the keyboard--generally at the most inopportune moments..."

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