You are most generous!!!!! I gave the our church about a 4 year old
computer with just Ubuntu on. It will do everything they need with just
the software that is available for Ubuntu (Linux), plus running Quicken
in wine. I always keep it updated to the latest Ubuntu version.
Non-Linux folks seem to learn the Unity interface very easily. It is
also attractive, which hopefully will get people to realize there are
many doors which can be opened with respect to computing, and not just
On 05/24/2012 12:15 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
I have on the Ubuntu 10.04LTS system, I will loan out to a Church's
day care center, everything that is on the application list for
Edubuntu, plus more. But all their other machines are Windows.
I was looking at what software I have on the Ubuntu/Edubuntu system
that has Windows version out there for free. That is where I say
LibreOffice.org listed in the Math software list. When I saw
LibreOffice.org listed in the math package list, I was thinking about
the Math module.
Marc listed GCompris is free on Linux, which is part of the Edubuntu
education application list, but why would they require a fee for
Windows. There is a software called Childsplay that is something like
GCompris, since I looked at both on the Ubuntu system. Then there is
Tuxmath, which is a bunch of math related games. Most of the Edubuntu
applications are listed as KDE4 packages, according to the wiki page
for Edubuntu. Kturtle is the Logo programming package.
What the day care center needs is a lot of good packages that help
with math and reading scores, the way the director was talking. So I
was looking at finding as many free math packages to include in a CD
set for her to add to their Windows computers she already has. I was
going to have LO 3.4.6 with all the extensions I use so she can
install it on those computers.
I decided to loan out my IBM server from 2002 with a 17" CRT monitor
[2nd space system that is taking up needed space] to that day care
center for a year or so, till they can afford to get a Windows
replacement, or I find a good Windows machine to replace it. The good
part of Ubuntu is any major modifications/installs/etc. requires a
SUDO password and the kids will not have that. Windows do not offer
that "security" feature.
I really think getting LibreOffice.org into computer centers, whether
it is in a day care center or some other community computer center, is
something that can have a positive effect for LO. If the kids, in
this care 13 years and under for the summer, get use to using LO on
the systems they have access to during the summer, they might want to
get their parents to install it on their home computer/laptop.
As for helping out a day care center with a long term loan of a
computer filled with educational software, if I have a spare computer
to loan, I would do so. If I get a better one donated to me by
locals, well my policy is "if I get it free, I give it out to others
for free". I am always looking out for free systems that can be fixed
up and loaded, or given, to people who need them.
As for the IBM server having Ubuntu/Edubuntu on it instead of XP, well
for some reason that server with XP installed wants me to install
external drivers for it to use thumbdrives, external hard drives, or
external optical drives, when my XP laptop installs the drivers from
internal sources. Why, that system cannot find internal drivers for
these USB devices when my XP laptop does, I have no idea. So it got
Ubuntu/Edubuntu installed on it. It has everything they need, except
for some reason when installing all the educational packages it caused
problems for it to play video files with any video player I had
installed. Well, they will not be playing DVDs on it since it has a
SCSI connection CD reader. There is no PATA/IDE ports for a DVD drive
or hard drive.
Well, keep on giving me any info you have for free educational
packages that have free Windows versions. They could sure use as much
free software as can be found.
I just liked that they had LibreOffice.org listed as a good
educational package for math.
On 05/23/2012 01:39 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
I think Edubuntu might be worth trying out?
Perhaps test-drive a LiveCd? Even tho it 'should' be about 100 times
slower than a proper dual-boot install onto a normal ide hard-drive,
even bigger difference with sata and vast difference with SSDs of
course but assuming you are using Windows on a normal ide hard-drive
then a LiveCd 'should' seem about 100 times slower. In fact it
generally feels tons faster purely because of Gnu&Linux power :)
--- On Wed, 23/5/12, Regina Henschel<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Regina Henschel<email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice is listed as an
educational software for math
Date: Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 17:30
I was looking for free educational software for a Church's day care
center. I looked at several sites, I saw LibreOffice.org is listed
Education Software / Mathematics on the SchoolForce.net web site.
You should install the extension dmaths in addition.
very nice mathematical things are in
http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/index.htm. But they are mixed
over all grades and you have to store the sites locally when you need
I am looking for good offline and free educational software for kids
under 13 years of age.
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