Linux - Stop Holding Our Kids Back
Dec 09, 2008, 17:05 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)
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"Mr. Starks, I am sure you strongly believe in what you
are doing but I cannot either support your efforts or allow them to
happen in my classroom. At this point, I am not sure what you are
doing is legal. No software is free and spreading that
misconception is harmful. These children look up to adults for
guidance and discipline. I will research this as time allows and I
want to assure you, if you are doing anything illegal, I will
pursue charges as the law allows. Mr. Starks, I along with many
others tried Linux during college and I assure you, the claims you
make are grossly over-stated and hinge on falsehoods. I admire your
attempts in getting computers in the hands of disadvantaged people
but putting linux on these machines is holding our kids back.
"This is a world where Windows runs on virtually every computer
and putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not
helping these children at all. I am sure if you contacted
Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies
of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would
actually be of service to those receiving them..."