[vox] Need to make educational Ubuntu build
darth.borehd at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 15:12:44 PDT 2010
It did indeed go well. I got the computer to them and they said its been
working out great. They even installed their commercial software packages
without incident. The kids love tuxpaint and tux command, and frozen
On 20 April 2010 18:13, Ryan Northrup <northrupthebandgeek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the delayed response...
> Yeah, pretty big gamble. I would check and see which software the
> preschool already owns or plans to own, then test it on an Ubuntu computer
> with Wine to determine what does and doesn't work. Most preschool level
> software, in my observation at least, should work by now on Wine. It's just
> the really graphically-intensive and DirectX-heavy stuff that gives a lot of
> Definitely keep:
> GCompris (lots of games for small children)
> GNUPaint or Tuxpaint (or both)
> iTalc (similar to Faronics InSight)
> All the other Tux-related programs (Tuxmath, Tuxtype, etc.)
> Depending on how advanced and/or into specific subjects the kids are, you
> may also want to install kstars, ktouch, kturtle, ktuberling, and/or
> kwordquiz. They work fine with GNOME if you don't want to clog up resources
> with KDE (although I'm actually typing this email on a Kubuntu desktop with
> 480 MB RAM and a 2.4 GHz CPU; most educational computers that I've seen will
> perform much better than my modest rig).
> Good luck with the machine. Hope all goes well, and again, sorry for the
> late response.
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Darth Borehd <darth.borehd at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Excellent point. I am going to make sure that tuxpaint is on there which
>> is how this all started. Are there pre-school appropriate programs you
>> suggest I look for specifically?
>> So it's a gamble if they work on WINE or not. Hmmm.
>> On 11 March 2010 23:14, Ryan Northrup <northrupthebandgeek at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> If possible, I suggest cutting out the excess stuff that comes with
>>> Edubuntu. There is a lot of software that I doubt would be suitable for a
>>> pre-school (such as Dia or kalgebra). Talk to the administrative staff of
>>> the pre-school to determine exactly which applications they would want.
>>> Also, be aware that WINE isn't perfect. Some educational games will
>>> likely be incompatible. I've had issues trying to install Math Blaster on
>>> an Ubuntu computer for my little sister. Although, that was a year or so
>>> ago. Maybe it'll be better now.
>>> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Darth Borehd <darth.borehd at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>> My daughter's pre-school is asking me to build an educational machine
>>>> for the kids. I was thinking of using edubuntu with WINE installed so they
>>>> can add commercial educational games. Any suggestions or advice?
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