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The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 7.04, codenamed "Feisty Fawn". This release includes both Desktop CDs and Server CDs for several architectures.
Edubuntu is a Linux distribution for education, designed for a teacher or network administrator to setup a classroom quickly and easily. It is a complete operating system built on Ubuntu and includes educational applications bundled in addition to the office suite, web browser, communication and productivity tools.
Edubuntu 7.04 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers. Note that the previous stable release (6.06 LTS) is a long-term support release, and so users requiring a longer support lifetime may choose to continue using that version rather than upgrade to or install 7.04.
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To burn these CD images, you will need 700MB media.
Highlights of this release include:
Edubuntu 7.04 integrates the latest thin client technology out of the box for a simple LTSP server setup. The thin client boot-speed is improved in the new release, and LTSP sound support now enables volume control while providing sound to many more applications.
Edubuntu Classroom Server consists of two CDs; a server image and a server add-on imageap with additional educational applications and languages.
Recognizing that the use of technology by educators is more important than the technology itself, the distribution has improved documentation featuring The Edubuntu Handbook with tips and best practices for educators and educational IT administrators.
Edubuntu 7.04 uses the recent GNOME 2.18 desktop environment.
In addition to the recent versions of well known free educational software, newly included in the application list available on the 7.04 Classroom Server Add-on CD is:
Edubuntu 7.04 is based on Ubuntu 7.04, and enhancements in the Ubuntu desktop edition include a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support.
The latest version of Ubuntu includes the following new features:
The Edubuntu classroom server install builds on the functionality from the previous release simplifying common Linux classroom server deployment processes. It includes the very latest thin client software, LTSP-5. Thin client deployments offers clients a lower TCO (total cost of ownership), simpler installation and easier maintenance than typical IT deployments. With all data stored on the server, administrators have substantially eliminated the cost of updating individual workstations to ensure their security.
Installing from the CD will provide you with an out of the box working thin client environment, including sound and thin client block device support.
Features of the integration work for LTSP-5 in Edubuntu include for the thin client:
Thin Client Manager is the new name for a completely reworked Student Control Panel
All language packs available in the ubuntu archive are now available on the Edubuntu Classroom Server Add-on CD.
As always, Edubuntu includes the very best of the 100% Free / Libre application software world, and each new release incorporates countless new features and bugfixes from the global development community.
Once installed, click on the [Application] menu item and then [Add/Remove] to find a searchable list of the available applications.
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