The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

a Christian operating system (Ubuntu CE)

As I’ve mentioned before, I love technology and I’ve been an hardcore advocate of open source for over a decade. At the same time, I’ve criticized many technologies and supported many others. Well where am I going with this rant (as my friend Leia would say)? There are many things that consumer level technologies or popular technologies for that matter won’t ever do properly. One clear example is that, if you want state-of-the-art protection for your children against all the bad things that the internet may hold, you need an operating system like Linux (http://www.linux.org/) or any other derivative of Unix (http://www.unix.org/).

Said the latter, regardless of religious beliefs, a program like DanGuardian (http://www.dansguardian.org/) can filter undesirable material for children and anyone else using that computer system (sorry adults, no porn for you after the kids go to bed). This application can be installed and configured on “Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris or HP-UX” (http://www.dansguardian.org/?page=requirements).

Then again, you can also get it pre-configured in Ubuntu Christian Edition (http://www.ubuntuce.com/), which is basically an Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com/) installation with DanGuardian and Bible study software like Xiphos (http://www.xiphos.org/), which I use.

Ubuntu Christian Edition
Needless to say (type), DanGuardian is also available pre-configured in other variations of Ubuntu for other religions like Judaism and Islam.

By the way, these are my comments about DanGuardian and not an advertising. Of course, if the folks at DanGuardian want to give me some money, I’ll gladly accept it.

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