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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2009 08:47:13 -0600
From:      "Charles Howse" <chowse@charter.net>
To:        "'FreeBSD-Questions'" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Gnome desktop for 5 y/o
Message-ID:  <004901ca7815$5546f380$ffd4da80$@net>
In-Reply-To: <4B1E62EF.1040903@yahoo.it>
References:  <004801ca780e$6cca8f50$465fadf0$@net> <4B1E62EF.1040903@yahoo.it>

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Hi ocean, thanks for the reply.
Is there a browser that will work out of the box with flash?  Most of the
games the 5 y/o uses are flash-based.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ocean [mailto:ocean_ieee@yahoo.it]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 8:30 AM
> To: Charles Howse
> Cc: 'FreeBSD-Questions'
> Subject: Re: Gnome desktop for 5 y/o
> 
> i think it could go fine on this computer, use gnome lite and also add
> the needed ports to have a fairly nice system (gnome-backgrounds
> etc...). compile from ports with some optimizations (-O2
> -fno-strict-aliasing and consider if -pipe could be used or not based
> on
> your ram memory). for firefox consider you'll have probably to use also
> linux compatibility layer with flash (don't know if it's on 6.4)
> 
> for parental control check this thread in ml:
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2007-
> June/152543.html
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2007-
> July/152728.html
> 
> regards
> ocean
> 
> 
> Charles Howse wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a 6.4-STABLE machine running in command line only for my
> Apache
> > webserver.
> > I'm thinking of installing a Gnome desktop on it for my 5 y/o
> grandson and
> > grown daughter to use so they won't be pestering me to use my pc.
> >
> > The 5 y/o won't need anything except Firefox, some disk-based games
> and
> > Parental Controls.
> > For the Parental Controls, I need to limit the websites he can visit,
> and
> > the time of day he can use the computer.
> >
> > The daughter will only need Firefox and a decent word processor.
> >
> > The computer is a P3 600, 256mb ram, ATI 3D Rage IIc video, plenty of
> disk
> > space.
> >
> > Will Gnome2 or gnome-lite be faster?
> >
> > What is available for Parental Controls?
> >
> > Should I forget it because it will be too slow based on the machine's
> > hardware?
> >
> > --
> > Later,
> > Charles
> >
> >
> >
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