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I will have to repair a computer, which will be used by kids (9-12 years). This computer had Vista, but I will install a Gnu/Linux distro, for security/pedagogic reasons.

I just come here to ask if you have any tips to secure the thing, and if you have some applications to recommend; like browser-filter, kid-protection, parental-control, encyclopedia, pedagogic tools...

I have also looked for a child-friendly Gnu/Linux OS, but they seems kind of old, with not so nice GUI, that is maybe fit for a 5 year old, but not for older children familiar with OSX, Windows, Netflix and other HD entertainment.

They will need something more "adult" than DoudouLinux.

I'm still looking for a kids-specific Gnu/Linux, but what I am inclined to do is to set-up Debian, with some specific application like parental-control, etc.

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  • Have you checked out Debian Edu? – Faheem Mitha Oct 26 '14 at 6:16
  • If you choose an education distro that is a sub project of a larger one. Then you can install multiple desktops: e.g. one for the very young, one for beginners, one for power users etc. – ctrl-alt-delor Oct 26 '14 at 8:03
  • visit edubuntu.org/about – Pandya Oct 26 '14 at 8:39
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1) Edubuntu,It is a part of Ubuntu Project.

2) Qimo, It is also based on Ubuntu.

3) Ubermix, It's almost same as Ubuntu but It has applications which are for kids.

For Kid-Safety applications, There Is 'Parental Control' which is help you control your web-browser.

There are a lot of time time organizer applications for to get control how much time PC going to open.

  • I'm looking forward to try Edubuntu on a VM, just to test it out. But, what do you think about skolelinux ? Does this distro fit to a "only one desktop usage" ? I will try them both btw. Thanks – Math Oct 27 '14 at 10:43
  • Skolelinux seems pretty fine but I never tried it, so I cannot say any spesific thing about it. – Vivian Maya Oct 27 '14 at 16:09

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