ALT Linux (School Master)
ALT Linux School Master is an open source and completely free GNU/Linux distribution intended to be used on educational organizations, such as schools or universities. It contains a variety of open source applications designed for educational use and supports multiple languages, including English (US), Russian, Ukrainian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and Belarusian.
Available for download as installable DVDs with Live mode
The School Master edition of ALT Linux is very special, as it is distributed as installable DVD ISO images of approximately 4.5 GB in size that also include a Live mode. Users can boot the distribution on either 64-bit and 32-bit machines. The Live mode allows you to use the operating system directly from the bootable medium (DVD or USB).
Distributed as part of the ALT Linux School project
This special edition of ALT Linux is distributed as part of the ALT Linux School project, which also offers the ALT Linux School Teacher, ALT Linux School Junior and ALT Linux School Server operating systems.
From the boot menu, the user will be able to start the installation with default settings or in safe graphics mode, start the live system, perform a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot an existing OS from the local drive.
Built around the modern KDE desktop
The distribution is built around the modern KDE desktop environment, which offers a familiar, attractive and traditional layout, comprised of a single panel located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where users can navigate the main menu, launch apps and interact with running programs.
A large number of applications are pre-installed in this special ALT Linux edition, among which we can mention the entire LibreOffice office suite, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, ownCloud client, Mozilla Firefox web browser, as well as many game and a multitude of KDE applications.