>So it's original because you use the same example in a slightly
Regardless of its originality, it's a reasonably apt analogy.
>> editting /etc and running chsh does not a computer science course make.
>>Nor does tinkering with Linux
But all the examples that Kevin gave after that line do, and you seem
to have ignored them. They're easy to do with open source and difficult/
impossible to do with proprietary OSs, which makes an open source OS
the obvious choice for an operating systems course.
Obviously you can learn operating systems without linux, but there is
a limit to what you can learn with just windows. The original post
didn't actually state what operating systems were used other than
Windows, and sure, just 'cos someone's not interested in linux doesn't
mean they're not clueful, but if someone is studying operating systems
they're meant to actually be interested in them and shouldn't be
dismissive of linux. The impression given in the original post was
that the majority of students were.
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