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Do people really develop their political and world views from classroom textbooks? The more blatantly opinionated a textbook is, the greater the chance that students will question all facts that school and society claim, leading to more open minded students. School should teach critical thinking and that no single correct way exists to view historical people and events.
I'm still waiting for Zinn's A People's History of the US to become a standard textbook.
Yes, the kernal is stable, but it's the GUI and other user friendly stuff that are now required to make Linux mainstream. Kids used to Windoze expect GUI based apps in Linux, and if such as app doesn't exist then perhaps they write one.
TalmerS (1690052) writes "Many here have serious problems in the romantic arena and often chalk them up to poor social skills, Aspergers, etc. However, many shy geeks unknowingly suffer from a phobia of sex and romance called love-shyness), making obtaining a girlfriend (or boyfriend) seemingly impossible. Coined by Dr. B. G. Gilmartin in 1987, his book discussing his scientific study of adult virgins is freely downloadable(pdf). More recent London newspapers articles (1, 2, 3) discuss this problem." Link to Original Source