Qimo is a desktop operating system designed for children. Based on the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop, Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children ages 3 and up.
Qimo 4 Kids was a kid-friendly environment, built entirely with free software. Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children. The interface has large colorful icons that make it easy for users to navigate easily. It is designed especially for children of school. It's a pretty simple idea, it's a customized version of Xubuntu, designed to be visually appealing, yet not overwhelming to children. Qimo is based on Xubuntu, maintained by the community derived from the Ubuntu operating system, using the Xfce desktop environment. This helps to provide low hardware requirements, minimum of 256 MB of memory to run from the CD, or 192 MB to install. At least 6 GB of hard disk space is recommended, and a CPU of 400 MHz or higher. Qimo 2.0 was launched in May 2010 and stopped developing in 2012.
The Qimo interface has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use, providing large icons of all installed games, so even the youngest users have no trouble selecting the activity they want.
This distribution, which is based on Xubuntu 8.10, barely consumes resources, so it can be installed on an old computer where it will run smoothly. Although we can use it as a LiveCD, we will have the option to install it.
Live CD especially for children. It contains several games and tutorials, which are suitable for children from three years. The interface has been designed to be simple and easy to use. For example, large and colorful icons can easily access the included software.
Qimo 4 Kids, in full Qimo for Kids, is a Linux distribution specifically aimed to children aged three years and older. The mascot of this operating system is Qimo the Eskimo. The interface is completely adapted for use by children, with large colorful icons. Qimo has Xfce as desktop environment, with Firefox as browser and AbiWord as word processor.
Qimo is based on Ubuntu. The interface has large colorful icons that make it easy for users to navigate easily. It is specially designed for school-age children. It is a fairly simple idea, it is a customized version of Xubuntu, designed to be visually attractive, and at the same time not overwhelming children.
After a simple process, they create two accounts default, one for the parents, which will have a complete control system and called Qimo much more restricted and designed for little ones. We can modify or add more Qimo accounts, for which we must include each new user in a special group.
The first thing that catches Qimo's attention is its intuitive interface, which has the XFCE window manager. At the bottom, a bar with icons will allow us to execute different programs, most of them educational, since one of the objectives of this distribution is to make the little ones have a good time while they learn. Among the applications included, highlights GCompris, a collection of games of all kinds, suitable from 2 years, although we can enjoy others such as Childsplay or Etoys, among others.
Qimo is based on Xubuntu, maintained by the community derived from the Ubuntu operating system, using the Xfce desktop environment. This helps provide low hardware requirements, minimum 256 MB of memory to run from the CD, or 192 MB to install. At least 6 GB of hard disk space is recommended, and a CPU of 400 MHz or higher. Qimo currently uses 8.04 LTS with plans to use the next Lucid Lynx LTS.
Qimo has been distributed since 2009 by the American company QuinnCo Inc. from Lakeland, Florida. QuinnCo describes itself as a non-profit organization that, under the motto Special Computers for Special Kids, aims to provide families with low incomes and with special needs children with computers. QuinnCo Inc. was founded by Michael and Michelle Hall.
The announcement that the Qimo project has ended has arrived on 30 January 2016.
Qimo 4 Kids is a child friendly environment, built entirely with free software. Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children. TuxPaint, eToys, GCompris, Tuxmath and TuxTyping that make our children's learning much faster, more enjoyable and fun, thus achieving the objective of every educational institution, having quality education.
It is a collection of educational activities for young children and runs on Windows, OSX and Linux. Childsplay can be used at home, kindergartens and preschools, it is a fun and save way for children to use the computer and at the same time teach them some math, alphabet letters, spelling, eye-hand coordination, etc.
It is an educational computer program with different activities for children between 2 and 10 years old. Some activities are like video games, but always educational. Among others, it allows to learn and practice calculations and text, as well as to start in the management of a computer. Laby, it is the software for children between 3 and 10 years, the game is to find a way out of a maze, there are many interactive and enjoyable scenarios for children. Tuxmath is an educational game in which skill and manual speed are combined with mental agility when performing mathematical operations with numbers.
The application is presented in a simple environment to understand and manage in order to attract the little ones. At the same time, the color and images it has make the application attractive to end users. Tux Paint It is a drawing program for children from 3 to 12 years (for example, preschool and K-6), free and prize winner. Tux Paint is used in schools around the world as a tool in computer drawing learning. It combines an easy interface with fun sound effects and a cartoon mascot that encourages, guides children who use the program. Tuxtype Tuxtype is an excellent, simple and free computer game that seeks that the smallest of the house get familiar with the world of typing.
The success of the version of this program is that, first, it rains fish from the sky and children must prevent them from falling to the ground instead of the hungry stomach of Tux, the protagonist of this game. The child must also correctly write the name of each fish that appears in this fun and entertaining game. In another phase, the user will have the mission of defending the Earth armed with a laser and thus preventing meteorites from falling in the cities.
- Installation difficulty: Very easy
- Hardware recognition: very good
- Dependency Resolution: Excellent
- Update between versions: na
- Control Panel: Good
- Off-line/online help: Good
- Windows network integration: Good
- Stability and reliability: Excellent
- Innovation: Good
- Performance: Excellent
- Global behavior: Excellent
- Notable: novelty