One of the things so many people love about Linux is the fact that it can be downloaded for free. There are pricier versions that come boxed with instruction manuals. However, most of the information within the manuals can be found on the internet. Even those who want to learn more about programming Linux can find a huge amount of information online. This makes the operating system ideal for children who do not need all of the expensive features that come with Windows that tend to slow down the computer.
Children often end up using handed down, out of date computers that their parents or older siblings no longer use. The problem with this is that newer versions of Windows and other Microsoft programs can cause the computer to run more and more slowly. The old processors just can’t handle the memory and speed needed for newer software.
Because of this, Linux is ideal for children as it does not take near the amount of resources that Windows programs take. This gives the children the ability to work faster and access the programs they need to access.
Trying to find out if a child will take to Linux or not does not need to to be worrisome for a parent. There are many places online where one can try Linux without installing it on the computer. Once the child gets a feel for the operating system, the decision about permanent replacement can be made.