Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Teach your kids Linux from an early age with Qimo linux for kids

Filed under
Linux

Qimo is a desktop operating system designed for kids. Based on the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop, Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up. So If you want to teach your children to use Linux from an early age, Qimo is the perfect for your kids.

Qimo's interface has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use, providing large icons for all installed games, so that even the youngest users have no trouble selecting the activity they want.

If you are already running Ubuntu 10.04, there's no need do a fresh install to get Qimo.

rest here




ridiculous

There's no need for a kids linux. Is there a kids windows? No, just run linux and let your kids use it. My daughter has been using linux since she was 5, I didn't have to do anything special for her, she just picked up the mouse and clicked on what she wanted to do, just like in windows. Now she's 9 and has told me that when she gets her own laptop, she wants it to be running linux.

She uses windows at school and has a vista desktop available here if she wants it, but she would rather kick me off my laptop so she can use it. Kids, unlike adults, are quite flexible and curious. They'll adapt to most anything.

I think the title to this article is a little misleading, they aren't advocating learning linux, rather learning to use a linux machine, a big difference. My daughter doesn't want to know anything about what makes linux tick, she just likes the way it works for her. She's learning to utilize virtual desktops now to help keep her desktop environment uncluttered.

She loves tux paint. She has gotten so good with it that she was actually using tux paint to write a book. It took a bit of coaxing, but I finally persuaded her to switch to OOo for such things.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Android 4.4 field handheld features 3-inch thermal printer

Two Technologies’s LTE-ready “N5Print” handheld runs Android on a Snapdragon 800 and has a built-in printer plus Smart Card, magstripe, and barcode support. Early smartphones were modeled in part on field-service handhelds, which in turn have increasingly imitated smartphones. This has been especially true in recent years as the product category has migrated from Windows Mobile and CE (and to a lesser extent plain Linux) to Android. In the past, handhelds, which are often available in commercial, as well as similar, but more robust military models, have trailed the current smartphone technology by several years. Yet, we’re seeing and more Android handhelds that rival high end smartphones, such as Arbor’s quad-core, 5.5-inch Gladius 5. Read more

Leftovers: KDE Software

  • PyKDE Future: Seeking a New Maintainer
    For anyone who has been paying any attention of PyKDE5 over the last year or so, it is no secret that development and maintenance has been at a standstill. I've been very busy with a family and small children, and that eats time like you wouldn't believe. (Unit number 2 is almost 6 months now, healthy and happy I can report.) But another important factor is that my interests have shifted towards web related technologies over the last few years.
  • KDE 5_15.03 for Slackware-current
    qt-kde-620x350Here’s the latest and greatest of KDE’s software collection (Frameworks, Plasma, Applications). SInce my last ‘ktown’ release, all of KDE’s sources have been renewed, and today I am making public a package set for KDE 5 aka Plasma 5 with version 5_15.03: my March ’15 release.

OpenELEC 5.0.7 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.7. OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2. Read more