View Full Version : [all variants] Kid Friendly desktop

January 8th, 2009, 01:11 AM
I have set up my asus 701 for my 4 year old son with gcomris and all the great apps for very young kids.

What I struggle with is a good desktop that he can use, he can not read (good) yet, which is a issue.

I like the idea of Sugar, but I cant seem to figure out how to blend it in with the installed system

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good graphical interface that a young child could use, with little to no menus?

dsm iv tr
January 8th, 2009, 12:21 PM
You could probably configure the system like a kiosk.


I'd maybe lock the UI down, add some giant colourful icons for programs you'd like him or her to use, as well as shut down & restart icons.

January 8th, 2009, 04:16 PM
I agree with dsm iv tr. However, there's also an app for Adobe AIR that I came across called "KIDO'Z" which seemed nice but the fonts were a bit small. (http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1715023) I think there's a binary / DEB out for Adobe AIR, which works on Intrepid.