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Comment Re:Multiplatform will prepare our students far bet (Score 1) 1217

Sure, give them computer education. But I still don't see how learning about an ancient machine is going to help modern kids. I learned about fortran and punch cards when I was in school and I really don't feel like any of it was that valuable. If anything, why not just have them mess around with a modern computer? If the goal is to just familiarize them with components. Showing someone an ancient machine seems like a waste of time.

Comment Multiplatform will prepare our students far better (Score 2, Interesting) 1217

If we are training kids for the future we should definitely have them use a windows/linux variant. I remember back in the university our C++ class had a computer lab that was split between Macs and PCs. The PCs would always be all in use and I had to make do on a mac. I definitely did not enjoy having to do everything differently than the majority of the class, but my teacher appreciated me taking one for the team. If anything I think having a multi platform environment would be good for students having to deal with different platforms at different companies.

Our OS who art in CPU, UNIX be thy name. Thy programs run, thy syscalls done, In kernel as it is in user!