[CALUG] [baltolug] young kid friendly ubuntu

Baumert, Joel joel.baumert at eurotech.com
Tue Mar 15 10:26:00 EDT 2016

Right now, my 14 year old uses Ubuntu out-of-the-box and my 9 year old son moved to Fedora with Cinnamon because he needed more support from me and I am more familiar with Fedora.

My older boys (14/9) both started with Ubuntu install without more than a couple questions from me on getting Oracle Java installed. 

My younger son is interested in video recording and has required more support finding and choosing applications. He recently moved to Fedora Cinnamon when he got his Ubuntu into a bad state I was not able to figure out. I am better able to help him on Fedora since I am more familiar with it :-).

My younger kids (8, 5, 3) primarily use tablets and haven't had much interest in PCs.


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From: CALUG [mailto:calug-bounces at unknownlamer.org] On Behalf Of Bryan J Smith
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Subject: Re: [CALUG] [baltolug] young kid friendly ubuntu

I regularly recommend it for kids.
I also think the Unity interface is quite good for kids.

-- bjs

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 1:04 PM, Ron Swift <rswift at swiftstaffing.com> wrote:
> Edubuntu is Ubuntu with education packages pre-installed.
> You could install any or all of the packages to most of the other Ubuntu flavors.
> Here is a link to a further explaination to include the list of 
> packages by age group, 
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/153660/what-is-the-difference-between-e
> dubuntu-and-ubuntu
> Thanks
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> Hi All,
> I built a small PC for my nephew's kids (ages 3-7) to use yesterday.  
> Not really knowing what version of Ubuntu is best for young kids,  I 
> googled and came up with edubuntu.  Got it installed and hope to give 
> PC to kids this week.  (I will partly disassemble the PC and teach 7 
> yr old how to assemble a PC.)  What do you know about edubuntu?  Is 
> there a better OS choice for kids this age?  Thanks.
> Kevin
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