Qimo Linux designed for younger open source fans
Do you want to give your kids a good open source start in life? Then maybe you should be introducing them to Qimo, an Ubuntu-based desktop designed for younger users. Qimo – pronounced “kim-oh” – is the product of non-profit organisation QuinnCo, founded by Michelle and Michael Hall. Designed for users three years and older, Qimo is pre-installed with free and open source games that are both educational and entertaining.
The interface has also been customised to be easy to navigate by the youngest of users, with over-sized shortcuts to games lining the bottom of the screen.
QuinnCo is an organisation dedicated to getting computers into the homes of under-privileged and special-needs kids. Quimco was developed to be used on the rebuilt computers the organisation donates to children.
I haven’t tried this yet, but my kids have already declared a preference for Ubuntu over Windows XP in our home so it looks like it might be well worth trying it out.