[kde-edu]: KDE-Educationals with gnome and win

Sabine Emmy Eller s.eller at voxhumanitatis.org
Wed Oct 7 22:28:16 CEST 2009

> kdeedu programs "just work" on a gnome installation, if they do not, bug
> your
> distribution.
> Albert
Albert, you know that, I know that, but many out there don't. Not everybody
is computer literate, just because they work with a computer. Many who have
ubuntu just use the software offered from the ubuntu repositories you get
through "install additional applications" - and this is not because they
don't care: they simply don't know better. Some are even worrying to do that
being freightened that something could happen. (No, I am not joking - it's
pure reality and I am not happy about this). Today I took the openSUSE live
DVD with me ... the person I gave it to did not even know that something
like this exists. I am talking about a approx. 40 year old person that
teaches computer science (Windows XP) to kids.

This is a marketing point which probabily is often forgotten, and this is
why I mention it. Many people don't even know that something like KDE
exists. If we work for free software and free contents, we want people to
use it. Therefore we must find a way to lower the hurdle for them. Often it
is really a 1:1 lesson you need to give and once they learn it they can
start to pass things on - and it is up to us to give them the means to do
this. But all that takes time. Please keep in mind that I am talking not
even about those 80% of humanity that have real bad access to hardware and

Cheers, Sabine
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