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Old 06-29-2014, 02:55 AM   #16
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Ubermix might also be worth a look. It is based on Ubuntu & the main feature is that it can quickly be restored back to default.
 
Old 06-29-2014, 04:14 AM   #17
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Hmm, ever considered Bodhi? Looks good, is frugal, and Debian based so the repo should be nicely stocked
 
Old 06-29-2014, 07:06 AM   #18
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Hmm, ever considered Bodhi? Looks good, is frugal, and Debian based so the repo should be nicely stocked
Just to correct that, Bodhi is derived from Ubuntu, not Debian.
 
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:41 PM   #19
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ehm...my bad, you're right...nontheless, the fact remains: easy distro (even on the eyes) and a nicely stocked repo...
Thanks for pointing that out
 
Old 06-29-2014, 02:43 PM   #20
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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.

Any recommendations?

Thank you
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/

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Old 06-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #21
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http://www.linuxmint.com/

Without thinking twice!!
 
Old 06-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #22
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OpenSuse 13.1 Kde
 
Old 06-30-2014, 03:51 PM   #23
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To take into account ...

http://www.makululinux.com/kde.htm
 
Old 07-01-2014, 08:29 PM   #24
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http://www.doudoulinux.org/web/english/index.html

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DoudouLinux is specially designed for children to make computer use as easy and pleasant as possible for them (and for their parents too! [1]), 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!

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Old 07-01-2014, 09:48 PM   #25
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http://www.qimo4kids.com/what-is-qimo/

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Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up.
 
  


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