Childrens' operating environment?

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    Childrens' operating environment?

    I wonder, does an operating environment, specifically designed for kids exist?

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    Are computers designed for kids?

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    they could be

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    Yes by all means they could be, but that's not what he's asking.

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    Research Machines sell PC's to first year education (4-year olds) here in the UK. I'm not entirely sure how they go about making them user-friendly for kids, but I'm sure they do some things - probably more on the application level than the OS level.

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    What about the One Laptop Per Child initiative?
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    The institute that holds the UI Design course at my university designs an environment for pre-school children. I have no idea about its public availability, though.
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    I do believe there are a few operating systems (or at least modified distributions) geared towards children. The most prominent of which being Edubuntu. Back in the early 90s there was a desktop environment called KidDesk which I actually remember playing around with on a school computer when I was seven or so.
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