My son has just moved from primary school to secondary school and thus, to help him on his way I bought him a laptop.
Whilst investigating further what software to buy him to run on the Windows side of the dual boot, I made a fantastic discovery… Edubuntu
- preschool (less than 5 years old)
- primary (5 – 11 years)
- secondary (11 – 16)
- tertiary (16+ years)
All was nicely wrapped together in a readily installable – if sizable ISO. During installing you are prompted which category your child falls into and you can install one or more of the packages.
I would strongly recommend you use MD5SUM to test the integrity of the download you have made. More-so – use zsync to guarantee the ISO download
You are offered also to install either the Unity interface of the more traditional gnome-fallback session.
If you already have ubuntu installed, you can use also install the packages directly from the software center or using:
sudo apt-get install package_name
The packages are:
Infact their is a certain overlap – so I installed both the primary and secondary packages.
Edubuntu is a hidden gem in the ubuntu family – go investigate further and give your kids the best that open-source can provide.