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Old 12-01-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
Lleb_KCir
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anyone useing Edubuntu for their kids?


I was just over at the Ubuntu page and noticed they have something new: Edubuntu, this is Ubuntu forked for education and schools.

Few reasons I am interested in this:

1. i have 2 small kids. 1 9yr and 1 3yr
2. I might be starting up an aftercare program to go along with my Martial Arts school and will be looking for a LINUX based setup for the kids.

If any of you have any experience with the new Edubuntu please post pros, cons, comments, etc. about them here.

Thank you.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 03:29 AM   #2
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I liked the appeal of Edubuntu, but found it a little *too* kiddified. It's basically the standard Ubuntu system running Gnome, but with a different theme + icon set, and adjusted menu systems. It still gives you the security of Ubuntu and reduces the problems kids can cause, but when I was asked to setup some machines for a community program for the after-school club, I went with Kubuntu instead, as it still cuts out the crap, locks the system down, but with it running KDE it's a lot more familiar for kids to use. Last weekend at the open day, dozens of kids just sat down and starting play games, surfing the net, making their own posters, etc. Regardless of whether you choose Ubuntu/Edubuntu/Kubuntu, you can still install additional educational content at a later date which is what I did with Kubuntu.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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how did you install the educational stuff via kubuntu?

thanks for the info.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 05:03 PM   #4
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well could not install Edubuntu anyways. it suffers from the OLD debian install issue with a lot of hardware. that being the bottom 1 - 2 inches of the display are below the screen and there is no way to bring it up onto the monitor.

Debian fixed this almost 2 years ago, shame to see the Ebunutu suffers from this old bug.

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