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Camrygrl
July 28th, 2008, 06:22 PM
I have just given my 11 yr old son his first computer. It is a Dell GX110 with a P3 933 ghz cpu and 512 mb of PC100 memory. I would like to install Edubuntu on it but not sure which version. Any suggestions??

Thanks!

K.Mandla
August 8th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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darrenn
August 8th, 2008, 10:30 AM
I would recommend ubuntu christian edition. If you are concerned what you son is viewing on the internet. It has built in filters to keep away adult content. It looks like they might discontinue ubuntu CE but you can still download it so far as I know.

http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.com/christianubuntu/2006/07/donations.html

Or if you just want to have the filter you can get it from here.

http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.com/christianubuntu/2007/05/popular-packages.html

hyper_ch
August 8th, 2008, 11:53 AM
what do you mean by which version?

muteXe
August 8th, 2008, 12:02 PM
http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/edubuntu/8.04/

just grab the relevant iso from there. Unless you wanna brainwash your son dont get him christian edition.

andrewjoy
August 8th, 2008, 01:07 PM
I would recommend ubuntu christian edition. If you are concerned what you son is viewing on the internet. It has built in filters to keep away adult content. It looks like they might discontinue ubuntu CE but you can still download it so far as I know.

http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.com/christianubuntu/2006/07/donations.html

Or if you just want to have the filter you can get it from here.

http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.com/christianubuntu/2007/05/popular-packages.html

No don't do that, just get the latest edubuntu. I would also install xfce over the top of it as well sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

darrenn
August 8th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Sorry I didn't realize that edubuntu has a filter built in. It's been a long time since I was in a classroom.

lukjad007
August 8th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Edubuntu is probably a good choice, though I have never used it.

Riffer
August 8th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Edubuntu is good and should fairly well on your computer. Having said that, you need to be aware that Edubuntu is designed for Teachers to use in the classroom. It may not be what you want/need for the home setting.

If you decide on a regular desktop, Xubuntu will work really well on your computer. Since it uses Gnome as the desktop environment, there are some HOWTO's and programs that you can use to restrict your son's abilities to make changes on the computer.

For internet monitoring theres Dansguardian found in the repos.

snowpine
August 8th, 2008, 03:49 PM
If you decide on a regular desktop, Xubuntu will work really well on your computer. Since it uses Gnome as the desktop environment, there are some HOWTO's and programs that you can use to restrict your son's abilities to make changes on the computer.


I'm sure it's just a typo :) but Xubuntu uses Xfce, not Gnome (Ubuntu uses Gnome). And I agree that Xubuntu would work really well on that computer.

Vorian Grey
August 8th, 2008, 04:42 PM
I'd get the latest version (8.04) of Edubuntu.

Riffer
August 8th, 2008, 04:53 PM
I'm sure it's just a typo :) but Xubuntu uses Xfce, not Gnome (Ubuntu uses Gnome). And I agree that Xubuntu would work really well on that computer.

Xfce is the window manager, I believe Gnome is the underlying Desktop environment.

Edited to fess up: You were right, it uses XFCE4.

phidia
August 8th, 2008, 04:56 PM
I think it's a good idea to get the livecd/desktop version and see how well that works on your computer-before installing.