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[vox] a worthy project

hi all,

there are lots of classes that make use of gnu/linux, but whose focus
isn't to teach gnu/linux, for example, a class that teaches numerical

after looking around, i've found that every professor and TA has his/her
own tutorial.  some good, some crappy.  they all suffer from someone who
hastily put something together the night before the quarter starts so
his students don't flounder.

you can always tell students to "read a book", but that's not about to
happen.  too much information for people who really just need to know
how to limp along in gnu/linux.

what might be a good project to work on is a gnu/linux tutorial aimed
for a class of windows users who are sitting in front of a gnu/linux
terminal for the first time.  realistically, the tutorial should be no
longer than 15 or 20 minutes worth of reading, otherwise you'll lose the
typical undergrad.

the tutorial might also contain bash conveniences like up-arrow
history, cntrl-r history, exclamation point history and tab completion.
i've found that many people become disgusted with typing everything in

a lot of thought needs to be put into what's the minimum amount of info
the student needs to know in order to be functional.

anyway, just an idea.


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