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April 30, 2003

Sophie's first laptop

I'm about to bequeath Sophie the IBM 560x I inherited at my previous job. It has Red Hat 8.x on it, and I'm trying to figure out how I can make it a little more kid-friendly. I don't think I want to go back to Windows on it, not least because it's a royal pain to install Windows on a machine without a CD-ROM.

I found the Linux For Kids site and the Linux 4 Kids site. The first hasn't been updated since January 2002, and the second looks to be a business idea that never got off the ground. Any other pointers to information on helping kids get a good start with computers?

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"Any other pointers to information on helping kids get a good start with computers?"

Yeah, get her a Mac!

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Posted by: Charlie at May 1, 2003 11:26:44 AM