October 13, 2009

Nanny Linux: Parental Controls on Little Tuxes

Article Source LinuxPlanet

Over the years I've witnessed desktop Linux distros evolve dramatically - change the very core of the way we look at how an operating system interacts with its users. However, I still find plenty of forum posts on the Web stating that Linux as a platform still lacks suitable parental controls.

It is true that this is still a bit of a new, gray area in which development has been slower than most of us might have liked. That said, it's not entirely true that there is a complete vacuum in place of where working Linux parental content control solutions.

As a matter of fact, there are a number of ways you can make sure that your kids are able to use the family Linux box safely and without concern over stumbling onto something that might be deemed adult content. In this piece, I'll share solutions that I've recommended to parents that also happen to be Linux enthusiasts. With any luck, each of you out there will be able to gain something from this roundup so it can be shared with others...

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