ALT Linux Children 4.10
This distribution is created for children activities both stand-alone and under the direction of a teacher in the area of computer graphics and digital video. It is based on the course "Graphics, animation, video" and all applications and multimedia data required for giving classes.
This distribution is created for children activities both stand-alone and under the direction of a teacher in the area of computer graphics and digital video. It is based on the course "Graphics, animation, video" and all applications and multimedia data required for giving classes. ALT Linux 4.1 Children also includes a development center for children under school age, additional help files and a small set of computer games. The distribution is a Live CD: it doesn't require installation on hard drive and is ready to go right after loading. CD image is available at ALT Linux web site. ALT Linux 4.1 Children is a subsequent development (evolvement) of ALT Linux Children series of distributions aimed in the first place for stand-alone work and and recreative study of domestic computer graphics basics : creating bitmap and vector graphics, simple animations and editing video. Core of the distribution is the course "Graphics, animation, video" by Alexandra Panyukova, created and multiple times held in a summer IT camp for children. This resulted in rework and complementation of the software part of the distribution and in creation of new methodical recommendations. Also new reference files were added. Part of the recommendations (for Graphics section) and help files are part of the distribution itself. A significant part of the distribution is graphics and photos both created by Alexandra and those freely available ones (Open Clip Art, for instance). Software for ALT Linux 4.1 Children was chosen with both course and further standalone work of kids at home in mind. Additionally the distribution contains tools for most demanding and curious users: a digital photo camera manager, ASCII and fractal graphics editors, a versatile audio player, a virtual observatory and a geography study application. The distribution has much newer versions of GIMP, a bitmap graphics editor, and Kdenlive a non-linear video editor. For children under school age (since 4 yo) and younger schoolchildren there is a сenter of GСompris, which includes a variety of modules, beginning with keyboard and mouse use training and up to logical games helping to study the world around. A keyboard training application is included as well. Both children and their parents can gave a lot of fun playing various games included in the distro.