Edubuntu 10.04 Release Announcement

Welcome to Edubuntu 10.04

The Edubuntu project is a group of people that aims to deliver the best of educational free software in an easily installable medium. We are part of the larger Ubuntu community and our main body of work is the Edubuntu installation disc, which installs Ubuntu along with educational tools and packages available in the Ubuntu software archives. We aim to make Ubuntu, the popular Linux-based operating system, a great choice for the computing needs of children, students, parents, teachers, and schools, bringing many of the best educational open-source applications and tools to the Ubuntu operating system.

What's New

  • With version 10.04, Edubuntu extends on the work that is done in the previous version. Edubuntu's installation is now purely graphical, and allows for LTSP installation directly from the Live disc.
  • The Ubuntu Netbook Edition interface is now shipped with the Edubuntu disc, and can be installed as an option after the system installation has completed.
  • The new Edubuntu Menu Editor allows an administrator to create custom menu profiles and apply it to users and groups as well as export them to share them with colleagues or friends.
  • The artwork has been refreshed to provide a light look and feel that is in line with the new Ubuntu branding.
  • Our software selection have been refreshed to include new packages, including vym- a mindmap editor, gbrainy- a brain training tool as well as kolourpaint which replaces gpaint.
  • Live LTSP
  • Sabayon, the Gnome user profile manager, has been updated to the latest upstream release which is more stable and functional than ever before.
  • Qimo Packages available in archive
  • LTSP 5.2 is now available which provides functionality for running complete diskess fat clients from an LTSP server.
  • Our installation disc now includes all Ubuntu language packs, allowing you to use Edubuntu in more than 130 languages.

How to get it

Edubuntu can be installed through two different methods:

Edubuntu installation DVD

  1. Download the .iso file using:
    • BitTorrent: for either 32-bit or 64-bit computers (this method is preferred)

      Web browser: from http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/10.04/release/ for either 32-bit or 64-bit computers

    • Burn it to:

    Ubuntu software archives

    From an Ubuntu 10.04 system, perform a search for ''Edubuntu'' in the Ubuntu Software Center (located in the Applications menu). From a Kubuntu 10.04 system, perform a search for ''Edubuntu'' in KPackageKit (found in the Computer menu) and install edubuntu-desktop-kde.

    More Information

    Please refer to the Ubuntu 10.04 Release Notes which contains more useful information, including known issues in this release.

    We're aware that our website is currently rather outdated, we're working on a new and improved website that will feature more up-to-date content. It will launch before the end of May 2010.

    Community support is available via IRC, Forums and Mailing lists. Please refer to http://edubuntu.org/help for more information.