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Who's a candidate for Desktop Linux? Your Kids.

Oct 22, 2009, 06:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"“Hannah Montana Linux” as it is currently deployed — vanilla Ubuntu or Kubuntu Linux with a fun theme pack of your child’s choosing — would not be an appropriate choice to give to very young kids and allow them to use unsupervised. While spyware and viruses would not be a concern, you’d still have to add some sort of content-filtering service, such as ContentWatch, to block out anything that you don’t want your kids to see.

"What I envision as a product is essentially a Live CD or light virtual machine (via VMWare Player or other mechanism that would lock children into a “sandboxed” environment) that you can run on any PC or Mac that when combined with content filtering technology, such as via a special proxy service via a SAAS application, that would allow parents to control exactly what they want their kids to be able to see."

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