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The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 7.10, codenamed "Gutsy Gibbon". This release includes both Installation CDs and installable Live CDs for several architectures.
Edubuntu is the education-focused variant of Ubuntu, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, and a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, including education and productivity applications. An incredible variety of packages is available with a few clicks from a global network of mirrors, and professional commercial technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about
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Edubuntu 7.10 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.
Download Edubuntu 7.10 here:
To burn these CD images, you will need 700MB media.
Highlights of this release include:
Edubuntu KDE Desktop
Improved Session Management Apps
Easier Installation of Educational Applications
Collaborative editing by default
Thin Client - LTSP
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 Login Manager
LDM (the LTSP login manager) now has:
From our Ubuntu 7.10 Base
Edubuntu 7.10 is based on Ubuntu 7.10, and enhancements in the Ubuntu desktop edition include the following new features:
GNOME Deskbar Applet
GNOME Desktop Printer Installation
Find out what else is new in this release with a graphical tour:
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. More detailed release notes are at:
Edubuntu release notes:
Ubuntu release notes:
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