Linux not practical in schools

David Moss of PC Pro magazine and school sys admin investigates moving his school away from Windows. He concludes that the switch to Mac is too expensive because of hardware costs and Linux too expensive because of retraining costs. He doesn't speculate what the reactions of students and parents might be to a switch. I suspect there would be significant resistance there - especially to Linux.

Posted by Alexander at December 5, 2005 04:02 PM

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There is bound to be resistance from the people who are switching. I resisted shifting from DOS to Windows!

The first time users - the target audience of the MIT project will not find anything amiss. We developers have to decide if we want to a piece of this action enough to get over our hang ups.

Posted by: MJ at January 3, 2006 01:08 PM