[ubuntu-uk] Netbook suggestion for a 4 year old
Alan Lord (News)
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Tue Dec 14 08:10:19 GMT 2010
On 14/12/10 00:08, Bruno Girin wrote:
> On the software side, I've never tried Edubuntu so any suggestion in
> that area would be welcome. In particular, how to configure parental
> control, what additional software to install, etc.
There is a fairly new kid on the block for parental control from Gnome
called Nanny (http://projects.gnome.org/nanny/) which I tried recently
on my kids PC (A fairly old AMD 3400+, 1GB RAM) but it was a real dog
and bought the machine virtually to it's knees. It is a good idea - an
integration of the all the functions below and easy to configure
interface but the performance of it wasn't acceptable for me, so I
removed it last week.
I used to run a combination of privoxy, firehol and Dansguardian which,
although a bit of a PITA to set up initially, once installed works well
and has no noticeable effect on performance (Google for HowTos). This is
what I will be re-installing this weekend.
The other app I like for the kids machine is Timekpr. Which lets you set
both the amount of time they can use their machine and also between what
hours too (In launchpad).
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