Using Linux to Teach Kids How to Program LG #43

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Today I am 21 years old, and I still like playing around with LOGO. And I will use it to teach my son a little bit about programming and discrete math concepts. Now, my challenge was to find a version of LOGO for Linux. I have been using Linux for about 2 years now, and just a couple of weeks ago I started searching the web for a free version of LOGO for Linux. It took me about 30 minutes, but I was able to find the Berkeley LOGO version, which is really good. It runs in many Unix flavors and works with MS Operating Systems as well.

I was able to compile it with Red Hat 5.2 pretty fast and it worked great, but I did encounter several errors with Red Hat 6.0, and i am still trying to figure out some incompatibilities. The Berkeley distribution of LOGO can be downloaded it at:

The distribution comes with a pretty good user manual, and it has at least 3 different versions available for download. I do encourage any programmers that have children to download LOGO and start having fun with your children, they will have a blast, and you can even take the opportunity to teach them some basic Linux tasks.

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