Linux-based "Child-Friendly" OS, Kiddix, Being Offered on Pay-What-You-Want Basis
Kiddix OS, a family-friendly operating system built on Linux, is being offered on a pay-what-you-want basis through the end of this month. According to the Kiddix website, the OS contains “child-friendly” web browser, word processor, calendar, e-mail, paint, multimedia player and calculator applications in addition to educational games, extensive parental controls and two regular games (“Frozen Bubble” and “Planet Penguin Racer”).
The first edition of the product, an operating system/software stack combo, was released three years ago and typically costs $50. As CrunchGear points out, the existence of free kid software/OS alternatives like Edubuntu have always provided stiff competition for Kiddix, so the pay-what-you-want promotion might be exactly what the company needs for it to take off.
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