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My 11 year old daughter wants to play Minecraft (Java based), and instead of having her play on my wife's PC, I am going to use a 5 year old Dell laptop and put Linux on it. I will likely allow her to access the Internet with it and need some sort of filter protection. I am also sure she will use it for word processing, power points, etc.
I am "finally" somewhat proficient using Centos command line, but know next to nothing about any of the Linux GUI interfaces, and have never used another distro.
I am not necessarily looking for another project, and desire the simplest distro to setup and use.
I like Zorin OS, it's also based on ubuntu/debian and it has a windows-like user interface instead of the unity desktop. Zorin also comes with compiz fusion pre-installed and configured so she can show off to her friends the cool visual effects of the desktop. Visit the website for more info. http://www.zorin-os.com/
DoudouLinux is specially designed for children to make computer use as easy and pleasant as possible for them (and for their parents too! ), while taking care of children self-fulfillment. DoudouLinux provides tens of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old and gives them an environment as easy to use as a gaming console. Kids can learn, discover and have fun without Dad and Mum always watching!