Boys and Girls Club

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Mon Apr 27 00:59:49 BST 2009

Hello Chuck,

Chuck Peters wrote:
> A few weeks ago I read about the local boys and girls club having a 
> computer lab and they invited people to stop by and check it out.  One 
> of the things I noticed on my first visit was they were requesting 
> software to edit videos and photos and I thought ubuntustudio might be 
> good and made an appt to meet with the director. Given past experience 
> I expected them to be resistant to Linux and perhaps the Live CD's 
> would be a way to get them to try it. While meeting with the director 
> I was a bit surprised that he requested that I install Ubuntu on 3-6 
> of the 20 or so computers in the lab. He mentioned that the Richmond 
> VA club was using Ubuntu and they have the systems setup such that it 
> autologins with a clean profile, aka any saved files are removed any 
> time it does the autologin.  A little scripting in an an appropriate 
> /etc/gdm/ file will take care of that...  One other thing we discussed 
> was what if any child protection type software they had.  And 
> coincididently Linux Journal is running a series using a proxy server 
> to do that sort of thing, so thats on the todo list as well.  
> The ages of the boys and girls ranges from 8-18 and Edubuntu could 
> also be very useful.  Although I have been running Debian and Ubuntu 
> for years I have no experience with Ubuntu Studio or Edubuntu.  I'll 
> install the software soon to get started familizing myself with it.  
> What tips or recommendations do you all have for the boys and girls club?

The packages that make up 'Edubuntu' are all in the main Ubuntu 
repositories. If you want the whole thing, just search for edubuntu in 
Synaptic and install edubuntu-gnome-desktop or edubuntu-kde-desktop. 
Otherwise, I think you can get by with GIMP for photo editing and 
blender or kino for video editting. (gimp, blender, kino)



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