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RE: Debian for kids

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Well, I don't know much about your kid; but "xletters" is a nice game for
> > learning the keyboard, and is quite stable; at least in english..
> >  http://www.eleves.ens.fr:8080/home/madore/programs/#prog_xletters
>    The system returned:
>        (111) Connection refused
> Is this temporary or is there something wrong with the URL?

I had no trouble getting at the site.  I think your problem is
temporary (unless your IP# is blacklisted somehow).

An exerpt from the text of the page follows:


Platform: Probably any platform with the X Window System. 

XLetters — catch falling words, is a game to practice your typing
skill. The goal is to type the falling words before they reach the

The current version is rather old, and has, if not bugs, at least
unpleasant features. I have received various patches, and intend to apply
them as soon as I have the time; my apologies to the people who sent me
those patches for taking so long. (I intend to simultaneously
release new versions of xlaby and xletters and the first public version of
xlevel sometime soon.) 

Copying policy: GNU General Public License. 

Warning! The xletters tarball expands in the current directory and does
not create a special directory. 

       FTP directory (where earlier versions can be found) 
       README file (of latest version) 
       Version 1.1.0 (latest as of writing):
              download using FTP 
              download using HTTP 
       Latest version (always):
              download using FTP 
              download using HTTP 

There is also a special ``kids'' modification of xletters on SEUL-EDU. 


Here are some URL's from the page, in case you still have trouble
getting to this page:


    nSLUG       http://www.nslug.ns.ca      synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
    Debian      http://www.debian.org       synrg@debian.org
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[ gpg key fingerprint = 395C F3A4 35D3 D247 1387  2D9E 5A94 F3CA 0B27 13C8 ]

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