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Old 01-19-2010, 11:36 PM   #16
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He's still too young...he has a little portable game with cartridges
I don't even know who makes it
The PC is out in the sunroom, which is colder in the winter - unless sunny
Once weather warms up he'll be out there more
I need to run a network cable out there too

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #17
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My grandchildren play some of the facebook games and they are preschoolers. Yahoo also has games for preschoolers.
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He's still too young...he has a little portable game with cartridges
I don't even know who makes it
The PC is out in the sunroom, which is colder in the winter - unless sunny
Once weather warms up he'll be out there more
I need to run a network cable out there too
Why not go wireless??
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:59 PM   #19
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This is a pretty cool looking kids math game site:
http://www.carrotsticks.com/

Kids compete against each other to see who can solve math problems the fastest. then they get points for winning.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:06 PM   #20
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Why not go wireless??
I very rarely do wireless...its slower
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i did this as well, but no matter what i did the kids kept getting in control panels, and other things the second i turned my back.

i found a program called "My Kids Browser" http://www.mykidsbrowser.com/

it was pretty cheap, with a single licesnse i could load it on three different computers in the same house. it allows them to get on preapproved websites only, and they can't get into anything else. i have had a couple issue with websites not reacting correctly, but overall i have been very pleased with this product
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This is a pretty cool looking kids math game site:
http://www.carrotsticks.com/

Kids compete against each other to see who can solve math problems the fastest. then they get points for winning.
Dave, see if you can copy from the floppies to the hard drive. If you can't, the floppies are dead. Nothing you can do about that.

If it just won't run on XP, there's always DOSBOX
http://www.dosbox.com/

Failing all that, I'd go with the quotes above. I highly suggest finding an educational website you enjoy that will not only provide content now that is good for your child, but will permit them to grow with games as they do. Not only that, but a subscription to such a site should provide for new and interesting content for them.

(As for wireless, I agree with you, and avoid it as much as I can, but the new N standard has just recently been accepted, and is fairly high speed.)
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I very rarely do wireless...its slower
Slower for what? local area network wireless capacity is much greater than I believe any and all broadband services which is where the bottleneck will be for internet access. Local speed only comes in to play when accesssing local devices...wireless printers, network drives etc. And wireless G or above should more than take care of that. What requirements do you have that wireless is too slow for?
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The only time you're going to notice wireless being slower is during large file transfers. These days G is half as fast as wired, and most users aren't going to really notice. N is supposedly 6x faster than 100BASE-T, but I've yet to see it set up in an environment with all four streams used to hit 600Mbps. It can be anywhere from 6 to 600Mbps; I'm not familiar with the common speeds achieved from COTS personal access points.

Wireless is usually also reliable and secure enough for most users, but I tend to be a bit more six sigma than others. (~99.999% reliability)

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