Newsgroups: comp.lang.dylan, alt.folklore.computers, comp.lang.lisp, k12.ed.comp.literacy, comp.lang.logo
From: "John Thingstad" <jpth...@online.no>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 20:46:28 +0100
Local: Sun, Jan 27 2008 2:46 pm
Subject: Re: Seeking help for learning system for absolute beginners
På Sun, 27 Jan 2008 13:42:40 +0100, skrev pg <pen...@catholic.org>:
> Hello to all the gurus here !Just thought I would warn you that Microsoft no longer supports Windows 98.
> I am in the process of setting up computers for a group of children,
> The computers will be Windows 98SE based, with Pentium III or better
> I am thinking of installing Logo for them, but before I do that, I do
> Before I continue, some background. I'm from Malaysia, a third world
> Okay, now .. which flavor of Logo do you think best suit the children,
> The computers are all donated stuffs, so they are not really fast, nor
> Would be very grateful for any help / suggestion / pointer that you
> Thanks again !
This in particular means browsers and the like will be out of date.
Some plugins probably won't install some pages won't display right etc.
Personally I would feel better running a Linux and a new version of
Firefox or Opera.
What you save initially by not learning Linux could quickly be eaten up in
the time spent fixing problems.
Linux's can be gotten for free and Linux comes with a vast number of
languages out of the box.
For teaching programming I might suggest Python which is easy to learn.
There is a also a SmallTalk implementation called Squeak which is child
friendly, free, and not very demanding on resources. Java is the last
thing I would choose at it is almost guarantied to eat up all your
resources. (And it is a fairly difficult language to learn.)
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