David H. Crusoe asked about what to put on a simple GNU/Linux-based learning system for children.
A few folks responded to that question, and recommendations included installing the following: a distribution, such as RedHat 9, Mandrake, or Debian
GNU/Linux, or Slackware 9, OpenOffice, TuxType, and maybe making some CD's which GNU/Linux can be run from, without needing to install onto each
machine and hard drives. A thin client, such as the not-quite-free NoMachine, was recommended by Chris Puttick, as
well as Freeduc, which comes with a range of educational applications out of the box (can also be downloaded).