When we first introduced you to Kano, it was coming off a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and preparing to ship its first round of DIY Raspberry Pi systems for kids. Today, they’ve made an announcement that brings the Kano OS to more users than ever before.


The “fast, fun and friendly OS” that is designed for kids is now available for free on all Raspberry Pi 2 systems. Built with ease of use in mind, the Kano system allows users to create games, apps and explore the web in a friendly environment. Users will now be able to experience the Kano OS first hand, without the requirement of purchasing a Kano system.


If you are a parent of a tech-savvy child, or have an interest in alternative computing solutions, the Kano OS is certainly a solid option. Raspberry Pi 2 systems are very cost effective and simple to use, making it a perfect pair for children, students and hobby computer enthusiasts looking for a customizable experience. A Kano system will run you $149.99 direct, but regular Raspberry Pi 2 systems can be had for $40 at Amazon. If you already have a Raspberry Pi system, you can grab the download here.

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