Yesterday I decided to give PC-BSD a try in my classroom. It was probably not the best day to try out PC-BSD since the electricity kept cutting off. My students were struggling to SSH from PCLinuxOS to my laptop, which was running PC-BSD, as a result.
The goal of the class was for my students to create their own website templates on my laptop (makes it easier for me to grade their projects from my laptop ). Most of them were successful though all preferred doing their projects in Linux, that is what they told me. The bash shell in PCLinuxOS, according to them, was easier since it told them which directory they were in. In short, they got used to seeing $ /usr/home/guest/Desktop in PCLinuxOS while in PC-BSD, they only saw $. pwd I kept telling them
Today, I moved everything over to my openSUSE laptop. Got to have a little more fun with my students.
(PC-BSD on the overhead so my students can “visually” see that they added their folders)
Fifty-five of my students can use PCLinuxOS, openSUSE Linux and PC-BSD now, three of them can use OSX, and one of them likes Ubuntu. Several really want me to use Sabayon Linux in class.