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    Best Disro For Kids

    Can someone recommend a good linux distribution for kids...

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    Re: Best Disro For Kids

    It depends ...

    What kids: age, interests, skill, ...?
    What computer?

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    Re: Best Disro For Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    It depends ...

    What kids: age, interests, skill, ...?
    What computer?
    4 to 6 on a IBM T41

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    Re: Best Disro For Kids

    I have such a computer too, and I did some beta-testing of Lubuntu 12.04. It runs really well with Lubuntu, except that the default media player, mplayer2, doesn't work at all. I have installed vlc, and it plays video as well as can be expected on such hardware.

    But at that age my kids would play children's games from CD-rom, making Windows XP almost a 'must have'.

    Linux Mint is also quite easy to manage for kids. We have good experience of Linux Mint 9 (LTS) but it will soon pass end of life. If you will be around and fix broken dependencies, Linux Mint Debian might be a good alternative.

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    I recommend Trisquel.

    Unlike Ubuntu, it is fully free, and its repositories contain only free software. This aside, Trisquel is based on Ubuntu, with a Linux-libre kernel, so it benefits from all of the work developers do on Ubuntu and Debian.

    There has recently been completed a project called Trisquel on Sugar, which is specifically aimed at kids.

    Check it out!
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    Re: Best Disro For Kids

    Try DouDou linux. It's a respin of Debian stable, but it's got some backported games and a very unique way of approaching the menu that makes it easy for kids to work with.

    I installed it on an old K6-2 laptop for my younger kids (6 & 3) and it works well (well, apart from gcompris having a battle with my sound hardware).

    You can also just try to set up Lubuntu or Xubuntu; there are only about half a dozen pieces of software on Linux aimed at kids that age, and they're readily available in most distros.

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