Last Updated: 03/07/2015 By: Randytate
List of software packages considered for use in Kids on Computers projects. See the Operating Systems page to check availability in each distro's package repository.
Libraries, Core Utilities
Application Size in MB Provider Description Required/Critical (Y/N) GNU Aspell spell checker English and Spanish Dictionaries Audacious Audio player k3b CD/DVD Authoring CUPS Common Unix Printing System Flash Player / Plugin Installer Galculator GCC Y GZip Y fcitx Flexible Input Method Framework. Fixes bug with chromium input and ibus. Also allows switching between english and spanish keyboard input. Y Language Packs Language Packs for For English and Spanish Y MySQL Python Libraries a whole slew of python libraries Dictionaries wamerican, wbritish, wspanish XServer* Zip Y p7zip Y build-essential Includes header files that are needed by Laby Y Language Packs Packages: language-pack-en, language-pack-en-base, language-pack-es, language-pack-es-base, language-pack-gnome-es, language-pack-gnome-es-base, language-pack-kde-es Y Onboard On-screen keyboard Y
Administrative, Educational, Reference
Application Size in MB Provider Description Required/Critical (Y/N) Abiword Y Chromium Any browser will do Y - at least one browser Evince PDF Viewer Y GIMP Y Kalzium periodic table and chemistry tools for KDE N KMPlot mathematical function plotter for KDE N KTouch touch typing tutor for KDE N KTurtle Logo educational programming environment for KDE N KWordQuiz flashcard learning program for KDE N Laby Learn how to program with ants and spider webs N Leafpad GTK+ based simple text editor N Libre Office Office Productivity Suite Y Dia Create diagrams lybniz mathematical function graph plotter N Stellarium real-time photo-realistic sky generator N KDE Edu Package name: kdeedu If possible Edubuntu Educational Application Bundles ubuntu-edu-preschool, ubuntu-edu-primary, ubuntu-edu-secondary, ubuntu-edu-tertiary If possible graphthing Create, manipulate, and study graphs childsplay Misc educational apps (and games) for kids mathwar Math game for kids and adults Krita Krita is a creative application for raster images. Synfig Studio synfig is a vector based 2D animation package. Ubuntu Studio Studio sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-desktop ubuntustudio-audio ubuntustudio-audio-plugins ubuntustudio-graphics ubuntustudio-video
Games and Entertainment
Application Size in MB Provider Description Required/Critical (Y/N) Ace of Penguins N GCompris Suite If possible KHangman N Tux Math Y Tux Paint Y Tux Type Y Scratch Programming environment for ages 8+ Y pySioGame Educational activity pack for kids ri-li Train connector game. extremetuxracer Tux game gbrainy Mental skills / brain teaser game gnome-sudoku Numbers game
Third Party / Custom Install
These packages require extra steps during installation on offline computers, since additional packages must be downloaded from third party sites.
Application Package Name(s) Notes Flash Player MS Core Fonts
- All application software installed on a KoC TouchPad tablet is intended for use in the Android environment. The webOS environment that also exists on the tablet is not for customer use.
The following applications are offered as suggestions. All have been installed on KoC TouchPad tablets. Most require an internet connection.
Educational and Reference
Application Size in MB Provider Google Earth 21.4 Google Sky Map 2.7 Google Translate 8.9 Offline Spanish for Google Translate 253 Firefox Browser 25.4 Mozilla Khan Academy Viewer 5.5 Concentric Sky Khan Academy Viewer 0.2 Widget Labs Edmodo 2.9 Edmodo Inc. Remind 101 4.6 Remind101 Merriam Webster Offline English Dictionary 121 Merriam Webster Inc. Free Spanish Dictionary 4.8 Ascendo English Dictionary Offline 10.6 Livio Wikipedia - online 1.8 Wikimedia Wikipedia en Espanol 1.4 Mobilestyle Clean Master 3.2 KSMobile
Games and Entertainment
Application Size in MB Provider Kids Connect the Dots 13.7 Intellijoy Kids Doodle 5.8 Doodle Joy Magic Kaleido 4.8 Doodle Joy Paint Joy 5.8 Doodle Joy Picasso Magic Paint 0.4 DPS World Checkers 4.3 AI Factory Chess 6.6 AI Factory Tic Tac Toe 4.7 Optime Classic Simon 1.9 Mobikats, Ltd. SimonApp 4.6 MDEV Red Stone 0.4 Honig Unblock Me FREE 15.5 Sudoku Free 3.3 Genina Wingsuit 25 Swipe Entertainment