Edubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
An Ubuntu-derived Linux operating system designed to be used in educational environments
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What's new in Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Alpha 1:
- Ubuntu Linux kernel 126.96.36.199 (based on the upstream Linux kernel 3.12.4)
- For the first time in 14.04, Edubuntu has a directory server that supports single sign-on.
- LICENSE TYPE:
- GPL (GNU General Public License)
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- Canonical Ltd.
- USER RATING:
- ROOT \ Linux Distributions
Edubuntu is an open source Linux distribution derived from the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux. It provides users with a modern and complex computing environment suitable for classroom/educational use.
Designed for educational instututionsIt is actually one of the very first Ubuntu-derived operating systems. It uses the same desktop environment as the main Ubuntu distribution and comes bundled with numerous open source educational software packages. Edubuntu's main targets are educational organizations and institutions, including, but not limited to, schools, universities, and elementary schools. It is designed to help students learn better and faster, in a free environment.
Distributed as 32-bit/64-bit Live DVDsThe distributions comes with Live DVD ISO images that support both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Edubuntu’s Live DVDs are the biggest from all other Ubuntu flavors (3GB in size). Except for the fact that it uses a custom logo, the functionality of the boot menu is unchanged from the main edition of Ubuntu.
Boot optionsFrom the boot menu you can boot the currently installed OS, test the system memory for errors, install the operating system without testing it, as well as to add predefined kernel parameters (only for advanced users).
Includes a wide range of educational appsAmong the educational application included in this distribution, we can mention Blinken memory enhancement game, Celestia space visualization software, GCompris educational suite, Kanagram anagram creator, KBruch fractions calculator, KGeography geography learning tool, Kig geometric constructions explorer, Klavaro typing tutor, KLetters alphabet learning tool, and KmPlot graphs drawing software.
Default applicationsDefault applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, Liferea feed reader, Transmission torrent downloader, GIMP image editor, Shotwell photo manager, Calibre ebook library management app, Gramps genealogy system, as well as the entire LibreOffice office suite.
Bottom lineAll educational institutions should dump the buggy and ugly Microsoft Windows operating system and use this modern, powerful, complex, beautiful, open source, freely distributable Linux operating system.
Edubuntu was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on October 4th, 2014