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Question of the Day: Linux for Kids?

Aug 05, 2001, 18:45 (31 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Stuart Thayer for this link. ]


I see an item about scaled-down Linux for special purposes: handhelds, etc. Recently, you also may have read about Microsoft insisting that PCs For Kids, an Australian charity that donates old computers to poor children, pay expensive new licenses. Since charities can't afford this kind of expense, PCs for Kids may not be able to continue this program under these conditions.

So, could not the Linux community get in touch with PCs for Kids, get an idea of what their needs for an OS would be, and write a Linux version that would not be too difficult for a child to use on a standalone machine. What could be left out (networking). What needs to be left in (X Window). Find out and keep this kind of program going, not only in Australia but worldwide -- including the U.S., where poverty is also not unknown.

Their address is www.pcforkids.org.

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