Skolelinux 6.0.7 / 7.1.0
Available for download as dual-arch installable-only CD and USB editions
The distribution can be downloaded via Softpedia or directly from its official website as a installable-only CD, USB and USB Sources ISO images. While the USB edition has been designed to be deployed on a USB flash drive of 8GB or higher capacity, the CD flavor can be written to either a CD disc or a USB stick.
From the boot screen, the user can start the installation process with support for 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (x86_64) computers. Both graphical and text-mode installers are available, along with support for speech synthesis and various advanced options, such as expert install and rescue modes.
Easy to use graphical installer
The graphical installer is easy to use and requires users to select a language and keyboard layout, choose a Debian Edu profile, partition the disk drive, enter a root (system administrator) password, setup users and passwords, as well as to select and install software packages.
Features the modern and productive KDE Plasma graphical environment with KDE-specific applications
The default and only desktop environment of Skolelinux is KDE Plasma, which provides users with a modern, familiar and productive graphical environment comprised of mostly KDE-specific applications suitable for educational institutions, such as schools or universities.
There's a little confusion between Debian Edu and Skolelinux. Some say that they are the same thing, but the truth is that Debian Edu is the foundation behind Skolelinux, which is the actual Linux distribution reviewed here. As mentioned above, Debian GNU/Linux and all the auxiliary software components included in Skolelinux are free software, free as in freedom.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on June 26th, 2014
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- Linux kernel 3.2.x
- Desktop environments KDE Plasma 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4, Xfce 4.8.6, and LXDE 0.5.5 (KDE Plasma is installed by default; to choose GNOME, Xfce or LXDE: see manual)
- Web browser Iceweasel 17 ESR
- LibreOffice 3.5.4
Application descriptionSkolelinux is an open source, Debian-based and 100% free Linux operating system, an overall computer solution specific...