Jolicloud saved my 5-year old!

So the airport antenna on my 5-year-old son’s PowerMac G5 (coincidentally also 5 years old) has been gradually degrading over the past couple of weeks, deteriorating into complete failure this weekend. This isn’t good, because without his Airport antenna, son has no Internet, and without Internet son has no Spongebob Squarepants on his computer, and without Spongebob, he keeps bugging Mom to use her computer, which upsets Mom, which then eventually means that I never hear the end of it.

Rather than spend $30 on a second-hand Airport antenna on eBay, my temporary solution was to set up my son with my Asus EeePC 701 running Jolicloud, connected to an old 17-inch VGA display. Son gets access to internet, Spongebob and other flash games (via Friv), therefore doesn’t bug mom, and everyone’s happy. I would never have thought that my EeePC under previous OSes such as EeeBuntu or CrashBang Linux would have been usable by my five-year-old, but Jolicloud is very accessible.

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5 thoughts on “Jolicloud saved my 5-year old!

    1. Neither, under Jolicloud I am using Prism. It’s just a Flash interface, do you have a working Flash installation on your system?

      Sent from my iPhone

    1. No problem, just launch Terminal under Accessories and type the following command:

      sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

      Then press Enter. Type your admin password, press Enter again, and the install should take place.

      Hope this helps!

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