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Detailed Installation Guides

Last Updated: 03/08/2015 By: Randytate

These detailed installation guides have been created for past Kids on Computers projects. Please duplicate and revise (e.g. "fork") these as necessary for new projects.


Each guide should cover the following:

  • Target hardware
    • Minimum CPU, Graphics, RAM, Disk
  • Target Audience
    • K-6 Kids
    • Teenage
    • Adults
  • OS
    • Where to download
    • How to create media
    • Detailed installation steps
  • Localization
    • Language Configuration
  • Applications
    • What applications to install (and from where)
  • Customization
    • Creating user account and password
    • KoC Logo Background
  • Installation of Offline Content (optional)


Desktop/Laptop Guides


  • Low resource desktops and laptops
  • Includes some offline components (Wikipedia, Khan Academy)
  • Used in Huajuapan, Mexico - October 2012

Ubermix - Morocco October 2014

Tablet Guides


  • Bill M's detailed installation guide
  • Cyanogenmod 9 + WebOS
  • June 2013
  • Used for initial shipment of 12 HP tablets to Mexico