Hope this helps...
has hundreds of Linux distros to choose from
Edubuntu UKnow4Kids http://www.linuxschools.com/
Qimo Sugar www.sugarlabs.org/
Qimo because it can be run 'live' to see if it is suitable, and is pretty light on needs.
This is US based, but country and keyboard etc is no trouble to set.
http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/06/29/qi ... -for-kids/
Qimo – an Operating System designed for kids
by Ross McKillop on June 29, 2009
Qimo is a desktop operating system designed for kids. Based on the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop, Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up.
Qimo’s interface has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use, providing large icons for all installed games, so that even the youngest users have no trouble selecting the activity they want.
Qimo needs a minimum of 256MB of memory to run from the CD, or 192MB to install. At least 6 GB of hard drive space is recommended, and a 400MHz or faster CPU. Because of its very minimal system requirements, it’s a fantastic OS to install on that old PC sitting in your closet and put in your childs room.
This tutorial will guide you through installing Qimo, and give a brief overview of the apps that are included, as well as instructions on removing some of the ones you may not want your child to access.
To get started, download the Qimo .iso file. You’ll need to burn this .iso to a CD or DVD (it does fit on a CD). Once completed, insert the CD/DVD into your CD/DVD-ROM and boot up your computer. Make sure that your PC is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive first (before the hard disk or other drive).
You’ll be presented with the initial Qimo boot screen. Because Qimo is a LiveCD, you can try it before you install it, if you’d like. Select Try Qimo without any change to your computer if you’d like to give it a run before you actually install it. This tutorial will actually walk you through the complete installation process – to do so click the down arrow on your keyboard to highlight Install Qimo and then hit Enter.
The Qimo installer will begin to load.
The first step of the installation is to select your language. Do so from the list on the left side of the screen, and then click the Forward button.
Now select the city closest to you (in your time zone) from the drop-down menu, and click the Forward button.
Read more at http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/06/29/qi ... 2mfweFO.99