Review of Qimo: Linux for Kids
Aug 27, 2010, 09:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"We've talked about Linux software for kids a few times here at
MakeTechEasier, but so far we've never actually sat down to take a
closer look at whole distributions intended for children. Many
people are familiar with Edubuntu, the Ubuntu spinoff intended for
school and other educational institutions, but you may not know
much about Qimo. Unlike Edubuntu, which is designed for a
client-server network model, Qimo is intended for a sole desktop
user – in this case children 3 years old and up. It uses a
customized version of the XFCE desktop, with large icons and simple
menus, to make it easy to navigate. Included are many of the top
titles in kids software for Linux, such as GCompris and TuxPaint.
Today we'll take a look at what Qimo has to offer, and submit it to
the ultimate test: a real live toddler.
"Download and Installation
"ISO files for Qimo (pronounced "kim-oh", as in "eskimo") can be
found on their Downloads page."