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Linux Mint 10 comes pre-installed with a very simple application that could be considered a parental control tool. Other than being a basic, uni-directional domain blocker, it is does not provide any other feature.
Over the years I’ve witnessed desktop Linux distros evolve dramatically – change the very core of the way we look at how an operating system interacts with its users. However, I still find plenty of forum posts on the Web stating that Linux as a platform still lacks suitable parental controls.
Gnome Nanny is a parental control system. By using Gnome Nanny you can easily control what your kids are doing in the computer. You can limit how much time a day each one of them is browsing the web, chatting or doing email.
So, using the computer I assembled using an ASRock motherboard, and the same hard drive, I made my first attempt to set up a dual-boot system between Windows8 Pro and Linux Mint 13 on a computer with UEFI firmware, and on a single hard disk drive (HDD).
Motherboard manufacturers usually bundle proprietary software with their products that allow monitoring of hardware sensors, flashing of the motherboard BIOS, and overclocking all from within the Windows operating system. With the exception of LM_Sensors providing some sensors support, this is a grey area for Linux.