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Old 03-04-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Distro for kids?


I was just wondering if anyone knows of a distro geared towards use by kids. Or anything super easy would be great too.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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I think Debian Jr is the thing - never used it so can't say if it's a seperate distro or just a set of add ons, but I think it's what you're after.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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hm.. never even heard of Debian Jr... maybe I'll check it out..

Ark Linux is supposed ot be VERY user friendly and resemble windows xp a lot.. I never used it though..

what age and what operations are you looking for??
 
Old 03-04-2005, 03:45 PM   #4
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I'm thinking of 11-14 year olds. I will lokk into ark Linux.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:33 PM   #5
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Debian Junior is a set of apps that can be installed in KDE or Gnome that is geared towards kids. It's not a separate distro.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 09:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by halo14
Ark Linux is supposed ot be VERY user friendly and resemble windows xp a lot.. I never used it though..
Ummm... Not sure what FAQ you're reading, but according to the Arch Linux About page:

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Arch Linux is an i686-optimized linux distribution targeted at competent linux users (read: not afraid of the commandline)
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So, to sum up: Arch Linux is a workhorse distribution designed to fit the needs of the competent linux user. We strive to make it both powerful and easy to manage, making it an ideal distro for servers and workstations. Take it in any direction you like.
I've never used it myself, but it doesn't seem like it's supposed to be a beginer's distro.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:35 PM   #7
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Ummm... Not sure what FAQ you're reading, but according to the Arch Linux About page:

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I've never used it myself, but it doesn't seem like it's supposed to be a beginer's distro.
He said Ark Linux, not Arch Linux. From http://ark.guilinux.com/:
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Ark Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, primarily for people without prior Linux experience.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 03:03 PM   #8
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lol.. yeah.. Ark Linux... not Arch Linux.. I use ArchLinux.. and it rocks.. but not for kids...

and as I said... never used Ark Linux
 
Old 03-05-2005, 04:00 PM   #9
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He said Ark Linux, not Arch Linux. From http://ark.guilinux.com/:
Oops!
Sorry, so many distros around these days it's hard keep them apart!
Yes, Ark Linux looks like it might be a good choice.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 09:37 PM   #10
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There's the live CD, Knoppix for kids. It isn't updated very often, but it works well. I've put several kids on SuSE, which works well. It's easy to use and update.
 
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Debian Jr site, since no one apart from me seems to have mentioned it
 
  


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