QA'ing wine running elementary school software
dank at kegel.com
dank at kegel.com
Fri Sep 23 01:59:05 CDT 2005
I'm still looking around to figure out what
software it'd be worth QA'ing under Wine
as Wine approaches 0.9 or 1.0.
Here's a likely set of candidates in
the educational software category, along
with links to free demos and the appropriate
"Oregon Trail 5"
won't run - can't switch screen resolution
"Kid Pix Deluxe 4 for Schools"
To figure out what educational software is in use, I searched for
approved software list elementary school
A few hits included:
That gave me a rough idea of what titles were popular.
I then searched for
$title approved software site:.us
for likely values of $title, and counted hits.
(Searching only .us sites filtered out a lot of
noise, I think, since k-12 schools are much more likely
than software vendors or reviews to have .us domains.)
10,000 for "accelerated reader" approved software site:.us
9,640 for "print shop" approved software site:.us
502 for "kidspiration" approved software site:.us
420 for "kid pix" approved software site:.us
369 for "oregon trail" approved software site:.us
220 for "reader rabbit" approved software site:.us
Taking them from the top:
says they have a web version that explicitly
supports Linux clients! So maybe there's no reason
to work on Accellerated Reader.
"print shop" lives at
and sadly has no free demo. But $50 isn't too steep
as these things go.
"Kidspiration", free trial available at
"Kid Pix" - there are several versions mentioned (kid pix studio,
kid pix deluxe, kid pix deluxe for schools).
kid pix deluxe 4 for schools lives at
and has a free demo, for educators at least.
"Oregon Trail" - Oregon Trail 5 has a free demo, see
"Reader Rabbit" has so many versions I can't pick one
to mention here.
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