domingo, 22 de mayo de 2011
...Sensei, sore wa LINUX desuka. 先生、それはリヌクスですか。
Yesterday, I used a video for my first Japanese class this new term. I booted MEPIS 11 on my multi-boot laptop and played the file, which I had forgotten was corrupted.
Surely enough, the video reached its damaged point and what happened?
Not much, the video player logged the error to the console and kept working...Boy! I love that!
At the end of the class, one student stayed and asked me "Professor, is that Linux?"
It turned out that he is also a Linux user...and much more experienced than I am, because he is an active member of the Free Software Community of my country. I bet he was happy to see somebody using Linux and enjoying its advantages in a class.
Among other topics, we spoke about the advantages of using Linux to change the language of the OS as a radical means for practicing. Still, he didn't know about the best possible Free Software ally for students of the Japanese language. I'll introduce it to the class next Saturday.