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DoudouLinux: A Starter Distro Where Baby Linux Gurus are Born (Linux.com)

Carla Schroder looks at DoudouLinux, a Debian derivative aimed at children and adult beginners. "Linux is now 20-plus years old and overdue for a third wave that got their start in Linux and Free software. So where will these people come from? An overlooked, obvious, and valuable user demographic is children. Microsoft and Apple know this: capture the children and you capture your future customers. A second valuable user demographic to woo is adult beginners, people who are not very experienced with computers. Children-oriented distributions like DoudouLinux are great for adults because they teach the fundamental skills that we take for granted. It's all abstract, and it's intimidating. We know it's not hard to learn, and that the main barrier for adults is disbelief in their ability to learn how to use computers. It's not a technical problem but a social problem." (LWN reviewed DoudouLinux in 2011).
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DoudouLinux: A Starter Distro Where Baby Linux Gurus are Born (Linux.com)

Posted Apr 17, 2012 20:14 UTC (Tue) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

When you're not paying attention to culturalisms... dou dou occurs, I guess.

DoudouLinux: A Starter Distro Where Baby Linux Gurus are Born (Linux.com)

Posted Apr 18, 2012 12:35 UTC (Wed) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784) [Link]

Entertainingly, due to being fond of Japanese comics and animation, I initially pronounced it in my head like a certain species of flightless bird rather than like the euphemism for excrement. Still slightly unfortunate, of course.


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