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Interview with Doudoulinux’s creator

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Recently I discovered a new kind of Linux: DoudouLinux. It is not a new distribution, but a Debian is a tailor-made for children. Intrigued by the project, I asked Jean-Michel an interview.

Q: But now, back on our main topic, what’s DoudouLinux ? and where did you get that name ?

A: DoudouLinux is a young project that was launched this summer after 2-3 years of experiments. We want to provide a child OS for standard computers and our model for ease of use is gaming consoles. Indeed gaming consoles are just computers so why should standard computers be much more complicated to use? Additionally as it is based on Linux, DoudouLinux is not this kind of empty OS that are sold in supermarkets neither. Some people would have advertised for DoudouLinux as “The kid OS for human beings” [NDR Ubuntu like] but I chose “The computer they prefer” Wink .doudou-mini-66df8

Concerning the name, “doudou” is a French word that is used to designate the irreplaceable teddy bear or cloth that children carry everywhere and hug strongly when things go wrong. It seems there is no exact English translation, maybe “wubby” would fit. I think you know what Linux is Smile , so DoudouLinux simply aims at being the OS they prefer and that can be carried everywhere!

A Linux for child of 2 years+, really ? can you name some applications shipped with DoudouLinux ? And do you have some feedback from your users (the childs ?), they like these applications ?.

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