13 Nov 2017 13 Nov '17
On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:17:54 +0100 Petr Viktorin firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Wow. I had forgotten Debian could be such a user-hostile distribution. I'm not sure what the reason would be to use it as a basis for a training course in Python programming, then (other than the teacher having their own ideological preferences).
For us, it's the *student's* preference. I believe it's better to let students use the machine and environment they're used to, even if it means extra trouble for the instructors. So, we get a healthy mix of Windows, Mac, Debian, Fedora, and sometimes some surprises.
In that case the student must be ready to deal with the perils of their own preferences.