View Poll Results: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

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  • Windows

    19 44.19%
  • Mac OS

    10 23.26%
  • Linux

    9 20.93%
  • Will teach him whatever the school is using

    5 11.63%
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Thread: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    just less crappy?

    how come nobody want to teach their kids VM?
    vm or vms?

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    Default Re: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

    VM lah. it is technically more interesting than VMS

    but of course if you want to really twist your kids' brains, teach them the B6600 architecture instead
    Last edited by hwchoy; 5th January 2006 at 06:57 PM.

  3. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    VM lah. it is technically more interesting than VMS

    but of course if you want to really twist your kids' brains, teach them the B6600 architecture instead

    i thought you pro-vms? change liao ah?

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    Default Re: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    i thought you pro-vms? change liao ah?
    VM is fundamentally interesting mah, just like recursive routines, Burrough 6600 stack machine, and such VMS is just a very fine regular OS unfortunately the virtual-VMS didn't get launch I think.

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    I will teach them windows, because mac is sooo much easier/simplier to use! Even a 3yr-old can pick it up on his own.

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    Default Re: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

    Teach him how to write an OS
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    Default Re: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

    I'll teach them MacOS followed by Open Source Solutions like Linux and *nix systems first.

    Windows will come last.
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  8. #48

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    it is not the OS problem, it is the user problem.
    Objection !!!

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    Default Re: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

    why not teach both windows and mac, i know both pretty well, does no harm!!!

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    My 8 year old son prefers Ubuntu to Windows.

    You just let them lose on the computer and they will teach you how to do things.

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    Default Re: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

    strictly speaking so call "teach them OS" is really "teach them the UI (and perhaps API)". there's very little in the underlying OS that is meaningful to casual users.

  12. #52

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    UNIX - practically unbreakable... (I mean shell programming... not UI!)
    MAC
    (closest is Linux)

  13. #53

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    Windows - to show that the world isn't perfect.

  14. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    strictly speaking so call "teach them OS" is really "teach them the UI (and perhaps API)". there's very little in the underlying OS that is meaningful to casual users.
    wah...you damn fussy leh.

    old age ah?

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    Default Re: If you have kids, what computer OS will you teach him?

    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    wah...you damn fussy leh.

    old age ah?

    arbuthen, else everyone run around shouting: "OS! OS!". its like saying since I can stop headache by prescribing panadol then I am a brain surgeon.

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