My 12-year old sister wanted to learn more about musical instruments for some homework that she wanted to write and asked me if I knew something to write about. I told her she could use the internet to read all about that.
So, she logged into Fedora. I showed her how to open Firefox and then told her to type ‘wikipedia.org’ and press enter. Go to ‘Search’ and type ‘musical instruments’ and press enter. Voila! All the information is there. She got fascinated by the amount of info as well as the nice images on the pages about the guitar, violin, veena, sarod and many more.
It was remarkable how easily she took to Firefox. She was opening the site, searching for something, right clicking and opening in new tabs, all after just 5 min of showing her how to do it.
She even uses the computer to draw. She used to use KPaint but has now graduated to GIMP.
And they say Linux is not easy.