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Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Release Announcement

Welcome to Edubuntu 14.04 LTS!

The Edubuntu development team announces today the release of Edubuntu 14.04 LTS.

As the second Long Term Support release of the Edubuntu, this version will be supported for 5 years, until April 2019. The Edubuntu development team will also provide "point releases" in sync with Ubuntu to offer you new installation media containing all the latest bug fixes and hardware enablement stacks.

Please visit the download page for information on how to obtain it.

What's new ?

Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 2

Edubuntu 13.10, Codename: Saucy Salamander, Beta 2 Now Available

This build allows developers and users to evaluate early changes in this release and no details are finalised yet. Features that were partially implemented in Beta 1 and not completed have been removed in this Beta build and will be re-integrated after the release.

While testing this build, please keep in mind that this is a release preview which doesn't have complete testing coverage. Practice caution and make backups if necessary.

Known Issues

Please refer to the full Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 2 announcement for most known issues.

Additionally, the following are known broken in Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 2:

  • Using LTSP-Live from the Beta 2 media
  • The Unity Dash shows remote results (usually disabled in Edubuntu)
  • LTSP doesn't work post-installation
  • The live environment doesn't get properly translated when choosing to install the extra language packs

All of the above Edubuntu-specific issues have already been corrected and should be fixed starting with tomorrow's daily build.

Download

This pre-release can be downloaded from: the Ubuntu CD image site.

For the stable release, please refer to the Download page

Feedback

  • File bugs using the usual Ubuntu bug filing procedures.
  • Post feedback to the edubuntu-devel mailing list, details on our community page.
  • Important: Before filing bugs, please verify that the bug is still present after all updates are applied or whether it's still present in the latest daily build.

Happy testing!

Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 1

Edubuntu 13.10, Codename: Saucy Salamander, Beta Now Available

This build allows developers and users to evaluate early changes in this release and no details are finalised yet. Features that were partially implemented in Beta 1 and not completed have been removed in this Beta build and will be re-integrated after the release.

Please keep the following in mind when testing this build:

  • Artwork is not final and very likely to change, do not use for documentation purposes
  • Package selection is not final and subject to change
  • This is a release preview which doesn't have complete testing coverage. Practice caution and make backups if necessary.

Known Issues

Please refer to the full Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 1 announcement for known issues.

Download

This pre-release can be downloaded from: the Ubuntu CD image site.

For the stable release, please refer to the Downloads page

Feedback

  • File bugs using the usual Ubuntu bug filing procedures.
  • Post feedback to the edubuntu-devel mailing list, details on our community page.
  • Important: Before filing bugs, please verify that the bug is still present after all updates are applied or whether it's still present in the latest daily build.

Happy testing!

Edubuntu 13.04 Release Announcement

The Edubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Edubuntu 13.04 (codename: Raring Ringtail). This release will be supported for 9 months, it is intended for enthusiasts and users who would like to try out the latest and greatest software. If you're installing Edubuntu in an organisation such as a school, university or non-profit, we suggest you deploy Edubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support), which is supported until April 2017 for both Servers and Desktops. We recently released a point release to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS, bringing updated hardware supported, bug fixes and security updates applied out of the box.

What's New?

New Default Packages:

  • klavaro - flexible touch-typing tutor
  • krecipes - recipe manager and collection of recipes
  • gramps - genealogical research program
  • chemtool - chemical structures drawing program
  • fritzing - easy to use electronics design software
  • einstein - puzzle game inspired by Einstein's puzzle
  • vym - mindmapping tool
  • bluefish - wysiwyg html editor
  • remmina - connect to various remote desktops including rdesktop

Notable updates

  • Unity: 7.0
  • LibreOffice: 4.0
  • Firefox: 19.0
  • Thunderbird: 17.0
  • Linux: 3.8
  • Upstart: 1.8
  • Python 3.3

Where to get it

For information on how to get Edubuntu, please refer to the downloads page. Guides and installation instructions are also available via the documentation. If you're using Edubuntu, please let us know by logging your installation on our deployments page.

Known Issues

Please refer to the Technical Overview document for known issues and other technical information regarding this release.

About Edubuntu

Edubuntu is a grassroots movement, we aim to get Ubuntu into schools, homes and communities and make it easy for users to install and maintain their systems in educational and non-profit environments.

We are students, teachers, parents and hackers who believe that learning and knowledge should be available to all. Want to get involved? Then please get in touch!.

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