[Haifux] [HELP HELP] Uses of Linux in the "real world"
eli at billauer.co.il
Sun Nov 1 13:00:52 MSK 2009
Thanks to those who gave me valuable examples. Some of those definitely
go on board.
My (lightning) lecture, as planned, is going to give the practical
perspective on why Linux should interest students here and now. I leave
the ideological part to Monday. There are millions of things I'd like to
talk about, but I try to keep it 20 minutes in the planning (knowing it
is likely to get slightly longer).
I'll focus on two points: One is to show that they are likely to
encounter Linux in their professional lives. The second is to explain
why bother learning tools which are not appealing at first glance (such
as vi, emacs, gcc, make), and why those Windows-lookalike things on
Linux are nice to have at best, but not the thing to look at.
To me, these are the two most important points. I hope some of you agree
with me. If you don't, you're most welcome to give it a try on the next
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