Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Acolytes

It's the start of another school year and I have a new batch of initiates to Linux and Ubuntu. I'm running three Operating System classes this semester, totalling around 75 students.

The mindscape has changed somewhat since I first started teaching this subject. With the rise of Apple and Google and the decline of Microsoft, students are more aware of other operating systems. And with our own local activities on open source, they already know about Linux. It's a challenge for me as I have to revise my material, but one I welcome as it keeps away the boredom. Up on the menu: Android and iOS.