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Linux and my daughter

Posted 01-12-2007 at 08:49 PM by xjlittle

My daughter the wild child. We adopted her from China about 5 years ago when she was 11 months old. What a joyful ride it has been with her!

Now she is 6 years old. And using Linux like it's nobody's business! More specifically FC6 on a notebook. No mouse for her, just the touchpad and keyboard.

There is nothing more joyful than watching a child learn. She is an expert on Tux Paint. There is a whole gallery of her pictures of all sorts of things. Trees, sky, sun, airplanes-you name it. Some are just abstract art where she had put various colors on the palette and then used the function that Tux Paint provides to blur them, mix them, make them fuzzy and so on.

She can change desktop backgrounds quicker than I can. She does this almost on a daily basis. I suppose I'll have to go download some more for her. She likes all kinds from the default FC6 to just about anything that is available.

Gcompris is on the machine as well. What a plethora of things they offer to help kids learn! She is doing addition and subtraction, putting various shapes together, puzzles, learning to read and all sorts of activities that help her mind grow. They do this at various levels and you should see her eyes light up when reaches the top level of one that she hadn't done before!

She also uses Tux Typing, plays Same Gnome and Lagno, and open gedit just to see what she is typing. She plays with the calculator so that she can see what all the functions do. A game called Child's Play is on there as well. This one is somewhat like Gcompris in the thing that she does for learning.

A heartfelt thanks to all of the developers of these games that help my child learn. Another one to the FC6 team that saw fit to include them. And another to Linus Torvalds and all of the people world wide who make these applications freely available.

Thank you all!
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    Hey xjlittle.
    Realise this is replying to the wrong post, but just thought I would let you know that Kubuntu Feisty works PERFECTLY on the nx6325. All thermal issues/kernel issues have been solved (as they have I think if you patch the 2.20.* kernel from kernel.org). Opengl works like a charm hence 3d desktop with Xgl, and KDE flies!! It only took me 1 or 2 days to get a FULLY working system, as appose to weeks with Fedora 6, or Mandriva. Obviously there a few bugs in Feisty as it's only in Beta, but they are a small price to pay for working thermal management!! Just thought you might like to know, so if you get tired of slack, there is always a back up option!! Take care.
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by xjlittle xjlittle is offline
 

  



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