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Edubuntu 12.04.5 Release Announcement

Edubuntu Long-Term Support

Edubuntu 12.04.5 LTS is the fifth Long Term Support (LTS) version of Edubuntu as part of Edubuntu 12.04's 5 years support cycle.

Edubuntu's Fifth LTS Point Release

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 12.04.5. This is the last of five LTS point releases for this LTS lifecycle. The point release includes all the bug fixes and improvements that have been applied to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS since it has been released. It also includes updated hardware support and installer fixes. If you have an Edubuntu 12.04 LTS system and have applied all the available updates, then your system will already be on 12.04.5 LTS and there is no need to re-install. For new installations, installing from the updated media is recommended since it will be installable on more systems than before and will require drastically less updates than installing from the original 12.04 LTS media. This release ships with a backported kernel and X stack. This enables users to make use of more recently released hardware. Current users of Edubuntu 12.04 won't be automatically updated to this back-ported stack, you can however manually install the packages as well.
  • Information on where to download the Edubuntu 12.04.5 LTS media is available from the Downloads page.
  • We do not ship free Edubuntu discs at this time, however, there are 3rd party distributors available who ship discs at reasonable prices listed on the Edubuntu Martketplace
Although Edubuntu 10.04 systems will ask for upgrade to 12.04.5, it's not an officially supported upgrade path. Testing however indicated that this usually works if you're ready to make some minor adjustments afterwards. To ensure that the Edubuntu 12.04 LTS series will continue to work on the latest hardware as well as keeping quality high right out of the box, we will release another point release before the next long term support release is made available in 2014. More information is available on the release schedule page on the Ubuntu wiki. The release notes are available from the Ubuntu Wiki. Thanks for your support and interest in Edubuntu!

Edubuntu 12.04.4 Release Announcement

Edubuntu Long-Term Support

Edubuntu 12.04.4 LTS is the fourth Long Term Support (LTS) version of Edubuntu as part of Edubuntu 12.04's 5 years support cycle.

Edubuntu's Fourth LTS Point Release

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 12.04.4. This is the fourth of five LTS point releases for this LTS lifecycle. The point release includes all the bug fixes and improvements that have been applied to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS since it has been released. It also includes updated hardware support and installer fixes. If you have an Edubuntu 12.04 LTS system and have applied all the available updates, then your system will already be on 12.04.4 LTS and there is no need to re-install. For new installations, installing from the updated media is recommended since it will be installable on more systems than before and will require drastically less updates than installing from the original 12.04 LTS media. This release ships with a backported kernel and X stack. This enables users to make use of more recently released hardware. Current users of Edubuntu 12.04 won't be automatically updated to this back-ported stack, you can however manually install the packages as well.
  • Information on where to download the Edubuntu 12.04.4 LTS media is available from the Downloads page.
  • We do not ship free Edubuntu discs at this time, however, there are 3rd party distributors available who ship discs at reasonable prices listed on the Edubuntu Martketplace
Although Edubuntu 10.04 systems will ask for upgrade to 12.04.4, it's not an officially supported upgrade path. Testing however indicated that this usually works if you're ready to make some minor adjustments afterwards. To ensure that the Edubuntu 12.04 LTS series will continue to work on the latest hardware as well as keeping quality high right out of the box, we will release another point release before the next long term support release is made available in 2014. More information is available on the release schedule page on the Ubuntu wiki. The release notes are available from the Ubuntu Wiki. Thanks for your support and interest in Edubuntu!

Edubuntu 13.10 Release Announcement

The Edubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Edubuntu 13.10 (codename: Saucy Salamander). 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?

Edubuntu 13.10 is mostly a refresh on Edubuntu 13.04 without any significant change to the package selection.

Notable updates

  • Unity: 7.1.2
  • LibreOffice: 4.1.2
  • Firefox: 24.0
  • Thunderbird: 24.0
  • Linux: 3.11
  • Upstart: 1.10
  • Python 3.3.2

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!.

Edubuntu 12.04.3 Release Announcement

Edubuntu Long-Term Support

Edubuntu 12.04.3 LTS is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version of Edubuntu as part of Edubuntu 12.04's 5 years support cycle.

Edubuntu's Third LTS Point Release

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 12.04.3. This is the third of four LTS point releases for this LTS lifecycle. The point release includes all the bug fixes and improvements that have been applied to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS since it has been released. It also includes updated hardware support and installer fixes. If you have an Edubuntu 12.04 LTS system and have applied all the available updates, then your system will already be on 12.04.3 LTS and there is no need to re-install. For new installations, installing from the updated media is recommended since it will be installable on more systems than before and will require drastically less updates than installing from the original 12.04 LTS media. This release ships with a backported kernel and X stack. This enables users to make use of more recently released hardware. Current users of Edubuntu 12.04 won't be automatically updated to this back-ported stack, you can however manually install the packages as well.
  • Information on where to download the Edubuntu 12.04.3 LTS media is available from the Downloads page.
  • We do not ship free Edubuntu discs at this time, however, there are 3rd party distributors available who ship discs at reasonable prices listed on the Edubuntu Martketplace
Although Edubuntu 10.04 systems will ask for upgrade to 12.04.3, it's not an officially supported upgrade path. Testing however indicated that this usually works if you're ready to make some minor adjustments afterwards. To ensure that the Edubuntu 12.04 LTS series will continue to work on the latest hardware as well as keeping quality high right out of the box, we will release another point release before the next long term support release is made available in 2014. More information is available on the release schedule page on the Ubuntu wiki. The release notes are available from the Ubuntu Wiki. Thanks for your support and interest in Edubuntu!

Edubuntu 12.04.2 Release Announcement

Edubuntu Long-Term Support

Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS is the second Long Term Support (LTS) version of Edubuntu as part of Edubuntu 12.04's 5 years support cycle.

Edubuntu's Second LTS Point Release

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 12.04.2. This is the second of four LTS point releases for this LTS lifecycle. The point release includes all the bug fixes and improvements that have been applied to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS since it has been released. It also includes updated hardware support and installer fixes. If you have an Edubuntu 12.04 LTS system and have applied all the available updates, then your system will already be on 12.04.2 LTS and there is no need to re-install. For new installations, installing from the updated media is recommended since it will be installable on more systems than before and will require drastically less updates than installing from the original 12.04 LTS media.

This release is the first to ship with the backported kernel and X stack. This should be mostly relevant to users of very recent hardware. Current users of Edubuntu 12.04 won't be automatically updated to this backported stack, you can however manually install the packages if you want them.

  • Information on where to download the Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS media is available from the Downloads page.
  • We do not ship free Edubuntu discs at this time, however, there are 3rd party distributors available who ship discs at reasonable prices listed on the Edubuntu Martketplace

Although Edubuntu 10.04 systems will ask for upgrade to 12.04.2, it's not an officialy supported upgrade path. Testing however indicated that this usually works if you're ready to make some minor adjustments afterwards.

To ensure that the Edubuntu 12.04 LTS series will continue to work on the latest hardware as well as keeping quality high right out of the box, we will release another 2 point releases before the next long term support release is made available in 2014. More information is available on the release schedule page on the Ubuntu wiki.

The release notes are available from the Ubuntu Wiki.

Thanks for your support and interest in Edubuntu!

Edubuntu 11.04 beta 2

The Edubuntu team is happy to announce the 2nd beta pre-release of Edubuntu 11.04. This is the last pre-release iteration before the final release, and is available for testing immediately.

Download

The DVD ISO image is available for download from:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/natty/beta-2/

What's new?

This beta release brings no new features, but adds many bug fixes in preperation for the final release.

For more information on this Beta release, including non-Edubuntu specific bugs and features, please refer to the Natty Narwhal Technical Overview wiki page. We strongly recommend reading this, since there are issues which aren't resolved yet and may require workarounds on certain platforms.

The Final release is on 28 April and we hope that you'll be as excited about it as we are!

Edubuntu 11.04 beta 1 released !

The Edubuntu team is happy to announce that the Beta 1 of Edubuntu 11.04 is released !

Download

The DVD ISO image is available for download from:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/natty/beta-1/

Release Notes

WebLive is now directly integrated in the Ubuntu Software Center
letting you test the most popular apps without installing them on your
machine. Just click the "Test drive" button.

Ubiquity now has an additional step allowing users to fine-tune which
applications should be installed on the final system.

Edubuntu now ships with Arkose, which provides application sandboxing
for downloaded apps.

New software packages in Edubuntu include Pencil, Geogebra, Calibre,
LibreCAD, Freemind and Stellarium.

Theming improvements include a new LDM theme when installing LTSP from
the Edubuntu installer. The text-mode boot mode now displays "Edubuntu"
instead of "Ubuntu". Our ongoing menu refinements include new icons
where they were missing, and more consistent case use in menu entries.

Edubuntu 11.04 ships with the classical Gnome desktop by default but
Unity is available as an option in the installer.

For more information on this Beta release, including non-Edubuntu specific bugs and features, please refer to the Natty Narwhal Technical Overview wiki page. We strongly recommend reading this, since there are may be bugs that may result in data loss under certain circumstances.

Edubuntu follows the Ubuntu release schedule, for more information on the roadmap to release, please refer to the Release Schedule.

Release candidate of Edubuntu 10.10 is out !

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce that the release candidate of Edubuntu 10.10 (the Maverick Meerkat) is now out and available for general testing.

It can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/10.10/rc/

Meerkats

This release candidate will be feature-identical to the final Edubuntu 10.10 including:

  • Updated artwork: tweaked desktop font and icon theme, window border and installer slideshow.
  • Additional wallpapers
  • Improved installer making LTSP and Unity extremely easy to install (see blog post)
  • New softwares (gnome-nanny)
  • Updated website (if you didn't notice)
  • And the usual set of updates and bugfixes.

Jonathan blogged about all the new stuff we have for 10.10.

Should you find any bug, please report them.

Enjoy!

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