[ubuntu-uk] Apps for kids

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sat Aug 7 22:52:36 BST 2010

On 07/08/10 22:38, Chris Rowson wrote:

> I actually installed edubuntu and found it's pretty good. Unfortunately
> I discovered that the CDROM was broken on the laptop, and it wouldn't
> boot from USB so I ended up having to do a PXE install in the end :-S
> Anyway I'm off to install the other apps folk suggested and then the
> kids at the after school club can have a Linux laptop to muck about on.
> Might be worth asking the school if they want one or two too?
> Thanks again!

That's great.  Someone in our local LUG donated to fairly old machines 
(one running Windows and another running Puppy Linux I believe) to a 
local nursery.  I gather from what they said, the Windows machine wasn't 
used much but the Linux machine was very popular!

Seems like a great idea for an old machine that might not be quick 
enough for Internet but perfectly good for simple games and educational 


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