Just to play
devils advocate. First how do I run RMs primary maths
software (Don't say Wine as I don't know what ti is or
whether it will
Either you need to persuade RM to port that software, have someone
clone it or use something else with similar functionality.
Is it not possible to utilise the weight of the OS programming community to
deliver software adapted to educational purposes (where necessary) if we put
together a list of needs/wants for educatioanl software? or possibly
approach the smaller manufacturers of *good* ;) software to port their C
code to *nix?
work for sure
;-) ) Second if it goes wrong and its Windows
its just the
way technology works. If it goes wrong and its
Linux, I should have
bought Windows. I have just been giving some INSET at a
site where we
have over 100 stations using Linux thin clients,
KDE desktop. OO.org
etc. Some enthusiastic people, some who are totally
some who are terrified of anything with a
keyboard. IT is a
How would this situation be different if you have 100 machine with
Windows 95 and MS Office 97 or Windows XP and MS Office XP?
absolutely right but I think there is a definite inertia in using software
that is different to the 'stuff already installed'. Perhaps it comes from
users carrying out tasks by pressing buttons in order rather than
understanding the similarities in the processes they are executing?
Some people might prefer Open Office to MS Office, especially those
like my mum who is unimpressed by "that silly little paperclip".
I am entirely with your mum on the paperclip ;o)
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