Make my kids use Linux before windows, show them the power of the terminal from an early age.
Educate them on the "alternatives"
> when someone says office, they think lowriter not word
> alias photoshop=gimp
>alias notepad=gedit #I'm not completely evil
They get baby duck syndrome when they use Windows.
To them, the de facto standard would be Unix. They won't have anything to go back to.
Windows users will have a harder time swaying them then making atheists religious.
Are there any flaws in my plan?
Seriously, I want to know so that I can amend it
Perhaps s/Linux/openBSD ?
Tell the school that you don't appreciate them forcing an OS designed to keep the masses tech illiterate upon your kids, and demand them migrate to openSUSE lest you sue the pants off the state.
> teacher! How do I do this?
> easy anon Jr, like this
> that's retarded. On my computer, we do it like this.
Thus inverting the user experience of
> tries Linux once
> this is awful
> switches back
Is it worse than the indoctrination of Windows? Or for that matter atheism?
I will teach my kids only facts. I was raised agnostic and I chose Catholicism.
I was raised Windows and chose Linux.
I think you misunderstood me.
Teaching them varied operating systems is the correct choice.
when i have a kid, when they're old enough and start asking questions about operating systems, I'll tell them about iOS and Unix.
I don't know jack shit about iOS or Unix, but I'd learn for my kid if they expressed interest. We'd learn together.
I certainly wont be telling them Unix is shit, even though thats how I feel.
Unix is not shit. Go kill yourself if you believe that because you have no right to have kids.
Anyways, most people don't give a shit about Unix vs Windows, but I think it's because no one they know does.
>Go kill yourself
Jesus christ, SORRY Linx/GNU/Blah blah is shit.
Unix is fine, I recognize there are a LOT of software applications in the world that operate off of Unix, so that's fucking awesome. But in my home, for daily use? Not for me.
OS X may be certified, but it is far from Unix.
Launchd, plists, Quartz, all un-Unix. It is architecturally Mach with BSD wrapped around. It may be certified, but Solaris or Unixware are more Unix, and are certified.
No I do not own a mac. God damn.
Unix is great. I use windows.
Are you fucking autists finished?
>Every assignment they turn in is improperly formatted
>Teacher assumes they have learning disabilities
>Held back indefinitely
Exporting to pdf and google drive is the only way one can navigate the educational institution using linux as a daily driver.
Yeah, google drive, deal with it nigger.
It's actually pretty handy because I can edit documents without people knowing I'm a gnufag and if they get corrupted I can blame it on drive and it's a legitimate excuse for normal fags (whereas "oh libreoffice fucked it up, sorry man" would not be).
They are pretty UNIXy, but my argument still stands. Launchd, Mach, and whatnot are not Unix or anything of the sort.
>B-but dis guy never said so!
Fuck you. It is unixy in use, but not inside.
just use latex and loffice and submit pdfs you autist
You're one of those pedants who think UNIX means anything other than the trademark used to describe the OS developed by Bell Labs in the late 70s and sold by AT&T with their workstations in the 80s, then sold to The Open Group god knows when to give them the right to dub whatever they choose as UNIX.
no one uses openbox
if I knew its config system I would probably complain about it for a bit
Computer lab with OP's kid
>Alright class, open Word
*right clicks looking for a root menu*
Damn, no root menu.
Hmm, there's a menu
*types in prompt*"word"
What the fuck?
>Is everybody in Word yet
>You click the start menu, more applications, and then click word
Wow, that's so complicated.
>walk into your son's bedroom one day to chat
>his desktop wallpaper is rms
>there's massive drawings of rms on the walls
>he's staring at them in glee and lust
>suddenly you hear a noise from the corner of the room
>rms is climbing out the window
>your jaw is somewhere around your feet
>he looks back and says
>"i freed him. it's all ogre"
>he climbs out the second story window and flies away
I can understand business would want to use something that is compatible with "the industry standard" and thus use office. I would not spend a minute trying to get my spreadsheet converted to gnumeric or libreoffice because of ethical ideals. But in a school it makes very little sense economically, ethically and technically to use windows with office. I know that they get discounts but they are still paying money for something that they don't have to and doesn't improve the education.
Given that office is not compatible with free alternatives children are more likely to pirate the software than installing a free alternative. I don't think this is ethical.
All I got was a few weeks in the computer lab where we learned to make a budget in excel and then we had to make some assignments in word. All that could have easily been taught in another application without even changing the courseware and I think this is even easier today.