I was assigned the task of creating a children’s linux distro for use here at the library. Here’s a sneak peak.
I’m basing it on Linux Mint for now. I think i’ll probably move it all over to straight Ubuntu before finalizing. The dock is called docky. Can be installed from apt-get.
As you can see I’ve loaded it up with games. Once i’ve finished i’ll give a better break down of what i’ve done.
[edit 04/11/2014] It actually turned out looking nothing like this at all. We called the project rachel. You can find out more about it on its github page.