On Sun, Dec 17, 2000 at 07:56:02AM +0100, Paul Dunne wrote:
> So don't do that then. What's wrong with emacs, or pico, or joe,
> or jed, or <gasp> vi? Naturally, a Linux box pretending to be
> Windows will underperform the real thing. Why is it presumed that
> "the desktop" means "looks like Windows" anyway? Linux makes a fine
> desktop if you use it the right way. Why presume that your students
> can only use software dumbed-down for clerical staff? Wouldn't it
> be a great learning experience for them to learn the Unix way?
Indeed, teach them something like LaTeX. Its simple and far more useful than
> By the way, your frequent crashes and hangings were of StarOffice,
> right, not of Linux itself? Because if the latter's the case, then
> your hardware is at fault.
Heh, Linux has been known to crash too, you know?
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