Say Hello to Edubuntu

Posted by tadelste on Oct 17, 2005 5:13 AM EDT
Ed-Tech; By Tom Hoffman
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Thursday marked the release of Ubuntu Linux version 5.10 (thats year dot month), better known as "Breezy Badger." Since the release of "Warty Warthog" a year ago, Ubuntu has quickly become one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions in the world, thanks to a combination of good timing, good taste and a focus on global collaboration and community building. Ubuntu Linux is and always will be completely free.

Of particular interest to educators is the new Edubuntu distribution, which is a special version of Ubuntu Linux tailored for schools. The first Edubuntu release only represents a few months of work, so its goals are modest, particularly for the casual user.

Its big innovation is infra-structural: a significant re-working of the architecture of the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP), which is used to connect Linux thin clients to a server. A computer with Edubuntu installed is ready to act as a thin client server right out of the box.

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