I found this article
last night but only got around to writing something about it today. I find that teacher's reaction to her students interest in learning about Linux interesting. She said she tried linux in college but perhaps she just sat in front of a computer running it and just used it for a couple of minutes at the most. She seems pretty ignorant to non-windows operating systems. Coming from that view point I can understand where she's coming from. She is right that Windows is on a majority of computers out there but I don't think that's from being the best really.
Besides, learning Linux has never hurt anyone. In fact learning it can only help. When I was in high school I participated in the New Mexico Super Computer challenge and there they taught us Unix and that was a good thing. I also later on learned some Linux on my own when a friend had given me shell access to a server for a while and I used it to host my web site and Palace Chat server for a while.
This only helped when I later got a Mac and I can now delve into the unix side of it if I want to. It's called broadening your horizons. In my opinion she might benefit from taking some classes on Linux or other operating systems and broaden her horizons. That is if it's not true that Windows is being forced down upon them by some kind of Microsoft conspiracy in the education system.
But look at this
. Wow, I never realized how volatile the subject could be... and it kind of makes me feel bad for writing this also but this is my opinion and I stand by it. Some people out there are crazy and it's a good thing that he didn't publicly publish her name in his blog article.
But the upside to this is she has said she has learned more in the past five days about the tech world than she has learned in five years. That can only be a good thing. I just regret that she may also have taken the brunt of a major flaming. Although apparently no one called her and she didn't hear anything about it at work.
It turns out that as it is often times the whole story wasn't told. Apparently the student was also being disruptive in class. So I can understand a bit more her reaction.