ELDY LINUX – the linux for elderly

Welcome. Eldy is the since 2006 the first freeware dedicated to the senior to allow elderly to access internet and computer in an easy way. Eldy was first released in 2006 and is free of charge and free from ads. Eldy has email client (pop/imap), chat, browser, rss&weather, skype interface (sorry just in the windows as for now as SKYPE API don’t work stable in Linux in Java platform). You can find all details about the ELDY project at –> www.eldy.eu.

To install Eldy linux:
– install debian / ubuntu
– install java6 jre ( ” apt-get install sun-java6-jre ” )
– add deb.vegans.it to your source list editing “/etc/apt/sources.list” and adding at the bottom: the following line:
deb http://deb.vegans.it binary/
– run “apt-get update ”
– run “apt-get install eldy “
– enjoy eldy running:
” java -jar /usr/local/eldy/eldy.jar”

if you want to try direct install without package manager use this direct link to eldy.deb.
for any comment or problem : infoATeldyDOTorg or skype us at vegansolutions

update: 10 december 2008: we’re publishing soon Eldy 2.0 for linux

dear ALL

@ http://deb.vegans.it/binary/eldy21.tar.gz

you can download Eldy 2.1 tar gz for linux.

We’ll soon update the repository so that you can enjoy it on apt-get

I tryied it on a Damn Small Linux with 64Mb ram and it works!

Mockup Eldy tv - web tv for seniors

Mockup Eldy tv - web tv for seniors

soon live at http://eldy.eu

Wien 1-12-2008:

European Community :
“extraordinary innovation and creativity”

“Eldy package: over 150.000 older people are browsing the internet now making to the grandchildren all over the world, making to the friends , making to the business partners, thanks to the first software designed and developed specifically for seniors Citizens, and it is supplied free of charge”.

see the movie at Vimeo

Eldy for blind!  – (Project: “Sentiamoci in Rete”)

This is main screen of the software Eldy. This is THE SQUARE.

The square

The square

There are six bigs icons. On the top of screen there is mail. Here you can write, read and receive email. All  these operations are easy and intuitive. Then there is walk in internet: it allows to entry in web world! In the center of screen there is weather. Here you can see weather forecast. Then there is chat: it allows to communicate with other people. In this way you aren’t alone! At the bottom there is Eldy tv. Here you can see web video. At the end, there is useful. With this you can do some exercise to gain experience with mouse.

Enjoy with Eldy!!!

Impact

Eldy is the first software to allow over 55 to enjoy the internet and the computer.

Eldy has over 150.000 users since January 2007. These users are mostly (>95%) over 55 and most of them (>70%) did not use computer before installing Eldy or having Eldy installed.

Lessons learnt

If we provide senior and illiterate users a clear software, they get in love with technology.

EldyBorgofranco is the localized version,  dedicated to the senior to allow elderly to access internet and computer in an easy way for Borgofranco d’Ivrea, a small village in Regione Piemonte.


To install Eldy Borgofranco linux:
– install debian / ubuntu
– install java6 jre ( ” apt-get install sun-java6-jre ” )
– add deb.vegans.it to your source list editing “/etc/apt/sources.list” and adding at the bottom: the following line:
deb http://deb.vegans.it borgofranco/
– run “apt-get update ”
– run “apt-get install eldybfi “
– enjoy eldy running:
” java -jar /usr/local/eldybfi/eldy.jar”

if you want to try direct install without package manager use this direct link  to eldybfi.deb


for any comment or problem : infoATeldyDOTorg or skype us at vegansolutions

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