ELDY LINUX – the linux for elderly

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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.

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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