[ubuntu-uk] serious advice
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Nov 15 17:21:52 GMT 2007
> < snip >
>> I've found that educational games are a mixed bag (I have three
>> daughters aged 7, 5 and 18 months). I have one set of educational
>> programs called something like 'PC Click and Learn' which is created
>> using some Macromedia package (not Flash or Shockwave, I think it's
>> Authorware or something like that). These programs wouldn't work under
>> Wine. I got sound but no graphics.
>> On the other hand I have a Reader Rabbit Keystage CD from about
>> 1999/2000 and that works well (apart from no music unless I setup Timidity).
>> Would it not be possible to install something like VirtualBox and then
>> run Windows 98 or XP on top of that, or as mentioned before, dual boot
>> XP and Ubuntu?
> We will dual boot as the most flexible.
>> Maybe you could give her a few copies of The OpenEducationDisc to give
>> out to her friends as Christmas presents? They could all then get to
>> grips with things like TuxPaint, TuxTyping and TuxMath (actually, I'm
>> not sure if they're all on there, I've been working on a custom branded
>> OpenDisc of my own which I'm going to distribute in my local area).
> What a community spirited thing to do and one which I am sure will be
:-) well I can't program very well so I thought it might be a way of
giving back to the community (and most of the work is done so it's a
case of adding things and changing a bit of HTML code which I can
manage). Even if I only do copies for my kids to give to their friends
at school and in the street it's a start.
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