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Old 11-10-2002, 09:50 PM   #1
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Talking Linux for Kids

Ok, here's the problem. As the holidays come closer I am getting my list together. The kids want a computer of their own and I thought that I would get them one. The only problem is that I have been using SuSE Linux for over a year now and can't stand Windows anymore. When I get the new computer the first thing I want to do is install Linux. My question is will something like transgaming wineX help to get all these education games working on a Linux box, or will I have to maintain windows for the games to work. Thanks for the information.
Old 11-11-2002, 12:26 AM   #2
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They should be able to work if there not those full blown highspeed games like quake etc. But i guess education games are just basic and they should work...

You could go to the transgaming website for a list of apps/games which work on it, but i'm not sure if i saw any education games on there

Oh and Mandrake also have their own gaming edition of there distro, just thought i'd let you know...

Good luck...

Old 11-11-2002, 04:17 AM   #3
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To take that a bit further, you might wanna check out Debian Jr. It's a project to deliver linux to a younger age group, and comes with learning tools and the works. You'd have to be semi linux literate, IMO, but it wouldn't take a complete GURU to set it up.

Otherwise, yes transgaming's WineX (or even just straight wine) might be one way to go, you also have a few other options like codeweavers crossover plugins, and then the mother of emulators, VMWare. It comes at a pretty penny price though, so I would definitely use that as a last resort, dual boot is good enough for me on that one though.

Good Luck



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