On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 19:31:28 +0000, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> __/ [Ignoramus19736] on Monday 06 February 2006 19:24 \__
>> On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 18:45:36 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> __/ [Ignoramus19736] on Monday 06 February 2006 17:04 \__
>>>> I have a 4.5 year old who is able to type somewhat OK. I have a old
>>>> 700 Mhz PC that we set up as "his computer". It is firewalled using my
>>>> main linux box to do address translation.
>>>> <snip />
>>> (Ed)Ubuntu would be my suggestion. Kubuntu might be a little too much to
>>> handle and rather unnecessarily so. KDE in general doesn't seem most
>>> suitable, yet it probably *could* be made less of a handful.
>>> You can have a look at some fresh Edubuntu screencasts at:
>>> Ubuntu contains all of the things you require and its learning curve
>>> (which might also be required from you) is minute. Once in the past I
>>> heard about Ubuntu used successfully with children, which is why I
>>> recommend it.
>> Roy, I decided to go with edubuntu. I am downloading it.
> Nice one!
> As a side note, don't forget to employ that machine and exploit its capacity.
> Have it serve another useful purpose like mirroring your hard-drive
> automatically for backup purposes.
That machine should properly be described as POS. There is not enough
disk space to store a lot of stuff, but yes, I will use it to store
And the fact that this is a old POS machine, makes linux about the
only choice, there is not enough capacity for microsoft bloatware.