[nSLUG] Finding linux products and software

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Sat Apr 14 10:57:31 ADT 2007


On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:36:04 -0300
"Michael Gillie" <mikegpc at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I like the idea behind debian Jr. I had initialli introduced a kid i know
> to Mepis, Linspire, Mandriva One, Mandrake Move, and a number of other "live
> cd" versions of linux. He caught on really fast, and blew my mind away with
> what he learned in such a short amount of time. Kids can be brilliant. All i
> say, is be careful what you arm them with. I gave the kid too much, too
> fast, and he soon learned how to hack. No denying the truth, the kid was too
> smart, lol.

And what's wrong with that?  Read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker

Learning to "hack" is not a bad thing.  But if the kid has no moral guidance, that
is indeed worrisome, but indicates problems beyond merely equipping him with Linux.

Ben

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