Availability, supported platforms, boot options
The Edubuntu 6.06 flavor was an LTS (Long Term Support) version, officially released by Canonical on June 1, 2006. Since then, it received a single maintenance release, Edubuntu 6.06.1, on August 10, 2006, which was supported with security updates and selected patched until June 2009.
It can be downloaded as Live CD or Install CD ISO images for the 32-bit, 64-bit and PPC (PowerPC) instruction set architectures. These CD images can be burned onto blank or RW CD discs using any CD/DVD burning software, such as Brasero or Nero.
The boot loader of the Live CD enabled users to start or install the operating system with default settings, start the live environment in safe graphics mode, run a memory (RAM) diagnostic test, boot an existing OS from the first disk, as well as to check the CD media for defects.
Classic desktop environment with tons of educational apps
The graphical environment in Edubuntu 6.06 and 6.06.1 is powered by GNOME 2, a traditional user interface that uses a two-panel layout and a clean desktop. The user can access all of the installed applications from the top panel and interact with opened programs using the bottom panel.
Among the preinstalled educational apps, we can mention KVocTrain, KmPlot, Kverbos, KPercentage, KTurtle, KTouch, Kig, KHangMan, KBruch, Kalzium, Kanagram, KBruch, Blender, Dia, GNU Paint, XaoS, KEduca and KEduca-Editor.
Default applications include the GIMP image editor, XSane image scanner, gThumb image viewer, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Ekiga softphone, Evolution email and calendar client, Gaim IM client, OpenOffice.org office suite, Rhythmbox music player, Totem movie player, and Kino video editor.
In conclusion, Edubuntu 6.06 and Edubuntu 6.06.1 are two great educational oriented operating systems, which have been designed from the ground up to be used on a wide range of educational institutions.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on May 15th, 2014
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