Open Source Software with Matt McGraw – WHS 157

matt-mcgrawToday I’m talking to Matt McGraw about open source software. Matt has been a stay at home Dad for over 4 years now. He has 3 kids, 2 of whom live with him full-time. Matt has been a technology enthusiast for most of his life and his particular passions are free/open source software, podcasts, and new media.

Matt hosts the G33K Dad Show, a podcast on technology and parenting. You can follow Matt on Twitter and Google Plus.

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  • Paul

    Just run across your podcast via VFTB…

    I’ve been using Linux now for nearly twenty years, and would recommend it to anyone. Nowadays it’s really easy to try out — one needn’t even install it onto one’s computer, but can simply have a portable Linux operating system on a USB stick, and boot from that on any PC. It runs well on old machines, too, if one wishes to install it, but not on one’s “best” machine.

    Though I’m not a dad, I would have kids only if I could homeschool them (I myself went to state schools and would never want to inflict that on my child). And whilst I’d probably introduce my children to computers and tech, I would probably confine it to teaching them how to strip down a computer, rebuild it, install an Open Source operating system on it and program it (and use certain common applications). I’d keep them away from social networking and gaming, though!

    All the best with the show.

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