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Free Software and homeschooling: reports from the trenches

Aug 15, 2011, 10:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"We looked at specific educational software on Linux but did not find anything that we wanted to add to what we were doing. At the same time, we taught our children that they should learn to use the computers and their software as tools and learn to use whatever was convenient. So we used OpenOffice.org, Gimp and Blender, that run on both Linux and Windows. We also taught programming to other children in addition to our own, and even in this case we used FOSS that ran on both Linux and Windows. We installed Linux because, as a computer got older and Windows required more hardware to run, keeping the OS up to date was less fun with Windows than with Linux. Using Linux also let us do a better job of networking the computers so we could access files on any computer in the network."

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