The Dallas Morning News has a feature on turning your old PC into something useful, including a Linux learning box for students. "The graphical desktop of XWindows provides a friendlier interface than
the lean, traditional text-only Linux mode, but it requires more hard disk
For children who show programming promise, that old PC can be the
ticket to a bright, productive future.
The North Texas Linux Users Group (www.ntlug.org) conducts free
clinics for beginners, and help is always available in the open-source