Friday, August 1, 2008

Praise for Ubuntu from a Java Education Expert

Cay Horstmann is almost a legend in the AP Computer Science field. While reading his blog recently, I came across this paragraph:

"Ubuntu is a great platform for software development. We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time, and the students who used Ubuntu instead of Mac OS X or (gasp) Windows were way more productive. We particularly loved the feature where you type in a command (such as aclocal) and Ubuntu tells you to run sudo apt-get install automake if the command isn't yet installed. What could be better?"

The AP Java Workshop here at Carnegie Mellon is winding down. I got a sneak peak at the new version of Alice last night from Don Slater. I'm trying to get my school to be a pilot school for the upcoming version this next year.

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