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    What’s your opinion on Linux for school use?

    by khunsu ·

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    I’m aware there are many different versions on Linux, but by generalizing a bit, would you consider it possible/a good idea to use Linux for school?

    This is something like college level stuff (called Gymnasium)

    The apps I normally use on Windows are text editors like Word and then OneDrive for storage. I know neither of those can be downloaded easily on Linux.

    So, what’s your general thoughts on the topic?

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    • #3976453

      Re: Linux for school

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to What’s your opinion on Linux for school use?

      Well, there’s LibreOffice for Linux, and, say, Google Drive or Dropbox for storage, although those cloud solutions might not be as well integrated with the OS.

    • #3976576

      Since Word and OneDrive have browser options.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to What’s your opinion on Linux for school use?

      It means that you can use almost any OS you desire today.

      That aside I use LibreOffice because I’m cheap and can send docx and PDFs with ease. I see someone wrote up how to use OneDrive on Linux Mint.

      Frankly I’m very agnostic about the OSes today. Give me a browser, word processor and that’s 98% of what many need.

      Maybe what else folk use is on a smart phone.

    • #3978511

      Not really friendly imho

      by Vicert ·

      In reply to What’s your opinion on Linux for school use?

      Not really friendly imho, depends on what OS the school used because that’s what we used to

    • #3980885

      RE Linux for school use

      by thomasnaser4 ·

      In reply to What’s your opinion on Linux for school use?

      As a long time Linux user, Linux GENERALLY works great for students.

      There are a number of user friendly distros, I personally recommend in order: Mint, Ubuntu, and PopOS. The only one that I’ve personally used was Ubuntu, and Mint is supposed to be a more Windows-like variation, while PopOS! is widely reported as another beginner friendly OS

      As for documents, LibreOffice can both read and write MS formatted documents.

      As for Dropbox, Google Drive,and One Drive they can be accessed with Linux – there are a number of postings on-line that give the necessary easy to followinstructions.

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