Linux – Your child will surprise you!

Like many IT folks with children, I grew tired of re-building a computer I had for my daughter every time Windows XP or Windows 7 threw its back out.  About a year ago, I put Linux Mint 11 on my daughter’s computer.  Actually, dual boot with Windows 7.  She started to like it quite a bit.  She has done all of her homework on it and has adapted quite well.  As the months went by, she became more and more independent with her “assistance needs” using Linux.

My daughter is 12.  Since she has been using Linux, she’s never had to reboot due to memory issues, she’s never had any issues with any apps, she’s been able to use LibreOffice for all of her homework, and she’s adapted well to using Linux as opposed to Windows.

Yesterday, I burned a live DVD yesterday of Linux Mint 12 and Solus OS RC3.  After my daughter finished her homework, she revved up both and was quite delighted.  I told her to spend a week evaluating each and let me know which one she wanted installed.  Now, I normally don’t like to install/use an RC of anything.  But, Solus OS is looking quite attractive and it’s a true Debian distro.

So, we’ll see how it goes and what she chooses.

One Response to Linux – Your child will surprise you!

  1. Well, she still preferred Mint over SolusOS.

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