[oclug] University of Ottawa LinuxFest2002
rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Mar 1 12:44:35 EST 2002
> The above is disturbing as much as Windows dominance in a school. Let's
> face it here, learning to use an operating system, with all its ins and
> outs is simplistic. Universities should not cave to any particular camp
> (be it Sun, or M$, or other companies).
> Every single OS should be taught. Several flavours of Unix, including
> Linux. M$ should be taught as well, on principal. Furthermore, a well
> rounded play with all of the basic tools on all of the oses should be
> addressed as well.
I disagree. None of Unix, windows, Linux should be taught.
Fundamental Operating System concepts should be taught.
Specific OSs can serve as good or bad examples, but no
specific vendor's OS should be taught (except as required
to use basic programs -- which even then should be learned
outside the classroom).
"Trying to make bits uncopyable is like trying to make water not wet.
The sooner people accept this, and build business models that take
this into account, the sooner people will start making money again".
-- Bruce Schneier
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