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    Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    I couldn't find anything about this on the forums so I thought I'd give a shout-out!

    I read about Qimo last month so I got busy digging through old components and doing some horse trading and finally came up with a circa 1999 HP Desktop board w/1100 mhz Celeron and 384 mb of RAM to give it a try.

    I can only say WOW! My youngest grandkids love it!

    You can check it out here:

    http://www.qimo4kids.com/

    The greatest recent addition I've seen to the Ubuntu family!

    Hopefully worthy of mention in the Fridge!

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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    I need something to put on a spare laptop i`ve just acquired for our youngest.This sounds like just the ticket.Cheers for the link.
    http://ubuntuclips.org/videos/4

    For the lazy readers

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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    This is great. My nephew is 28 months old now but he is already a technophile lol. When he is older I would like to get him onto something like this. Thanks for the link.
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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    Looks like a nice simple XFCE desktop too, should be more then suitable for its target audience.
    HOME BUILT SYSTEM! http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22804/ Please vote up!
    remember kiddies: sudo rm -rf= BAD!, if someone tells you to do this, please ignore them unless YOU WANT YOUR SYSTEM WIPED

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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    Can adults use it too?
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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchingThePain View Post
    Can adults use it too?
    What does it look too mature for you
    HOME BUILT SYSTEM! http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22804/ Please vote up!
    remember kiddies: sudo rm -rf= BAD!, if someone tells you to do this, please ignore them unless YOU WANT YOUR SYSTEM WIPED

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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    No, it sounds like something I can work with lol.
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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    When he is older
    Never too young to start.

    It seems i already have most of child orientated stuff on Qimo installed on my own machine,as well as the others around the house...go figure.
    It runs well on the machine it`s intended for though so it will save me an apt-get or two.
    Last edited by xpod; March 12th, 2009 at 10:03 PM.
    http://ubuntuclips.org/videos/4

    For the lazy readers

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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    Interesting idea. Has anyone installed it yet?
    Me on the web:

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    Re: Qimo - Ubuntu for tots!

    I'm going to put it on a USB drive, test it out on some of my younger relatives.


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