[kde-edu]: project idea - Kreative writer

nigel barker kde-edu@kde.org
Sun, 17 Nov 2002 12:26:51 +0000

Dear All

I am an IT teacher, and also the person responsible for the school network 
at a small international school in Japan. Our network uses linux for 
servers, but windows on almost all desktops. I have just started to sneak in 
some linux/KDE desktops and the response from kids is favourable once they 
get over the initial confusion.

For little kids, I really have to stick to windows. There is just so much 
good educational software. For big kids, say grade 8 and above, I can use 
linux full time. In between, however, there is one killer app that needs a 
replacement, and that is MS Creative Writer. Its a totally funky and 
extremely slick mid-range word processor/desktop publisher. The word 
processing features are limited, but the graphics handling is very good, 
including clip art themes and seamless integration with word art and paint, 
and the user interface just makes kids want to do work - it is that cool. It 
needs a linux replacement.

keep up the good work!


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