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There is nothing silly about that at all. I teach high school math and science, but I also sneak in an intro programming class whenever I can. Right now I am teaching students to set up dual-booting with ubuntu on our school district's windows laptops. They are loving it, but it reminds me how many little details you have to get right before you can even start programming. Setting up the environment is nontrivial if you have only ever used windows boxes before.

That said, students pick it up quickly, and are very satisfied with their new skills. I can't wait to get into actual programming next week.




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