I have had Grade 1s in a computer lab with a bodyguard. It is a frightening experience because you never know what the little ones will do next but you can be sure they will be doing something…
My respect goes out to Helios and friends who gave a 4 day summer workshop for 22 kids. The kids not only got to know the ins and outs of ATX PCs but also installed GNU/Linux and played games on it. I would bet everyone involved learned a lot.
This shows that GNU/Linux is not only for geeks. If you have some grown-ups in your organization who are reluctant to change, perhaps this example would inspire sufficient effort. The benefits outweigh the costs:
- relative freedom from malware
- relative freedom from anti-malware
- freedom from monopoly, and
- superior performance at lower cost.