[Sur] [OLPC-Peru] Windows en OLPC XO Peru
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Lun Sep 15 15:27:17 EDT 2008
On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:19:34 -0500, Walter Bender <walter.bender en gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't understand the point you are trying to make re Java and Flash.
> If the MoE thinks it is important, they are welcome preinstall these
> tools regardless of Windows vs Linux. But you raise it as an issue in
> a discussion about Windows on the Laptop, as if it is an advantage to
> running Windows.
My point is:
* If teachers consider having YouTube and applets educationally valuable (In this discussion list teachers don't ask much but one of the few things that they have asked for is YouTube. I personally don't think that YouTube is very educationally valuable. )
* And if the Windows laptops come ready for YouTube and applets (versus current Sugar laptops that don't come ready for YouTube and applets)
then that is a plus for the Windows laptops.
> And again I ask, what are great tools that are missing in the
> GNU/Linux world we should be making available?
I think the Linux world has great tools, even *enough* great tools.
Eg. the Linux world has many spreadsheets. Are they available for the laptop?
> How will the
> freedom to appropriate they learning experience and learning platform
> impact their long-term opportunities?
I don't see how children working with windows laptops will be less free to appropriate their learning experience, except that the Sugar laptops have peer to peer chat and (some kind of) sharing out of the box.
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