[ubuntu-uk] Netbook suggestion for a 4 year old

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
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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