Edubuntu 8.10 Release Announcement

The Education team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex).
This release includes the Edubuntu Desktop, an addon layer to Ubuntu 8.10

About Edubuntu

The 8.10 release continues the restructuring of Edubuntu. The education desktop and application bundle now installs as an add-on to a standard Ubuntu desktop.

Once the user has completed the standard Ubuntu install, they can then use the Ubuntu education CD to either:

  1. install the full Edubuntu education environment and desktop as a single process, or
  2. select individual Education applications from the Edubuntu bundle for installation into their Ubuntu desktop environment direct from CD

About Edubuntu

Edubuntu is the education-focused environment for Ubuntu, installing as a fast and easy add-on an Ubuntu desktop. Based on Ubuntu, it offers regular releases, a simple and intuitive desktop and a tight selection of excellent packages suited for an education environment. The default install bundle includes education and productivity applications, and incredible variety of packages is available with a few clicks from a global network of mirrors.

Edubuntu now comes with the fully integrated iTalc classroom management software allowing for teacher sharing, monitoring and control of networked workstations and thin clients.

Professional commercial technical support is available from Canonical Ltd Ubuntu Paid Support and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit Ubuntu Support

The base Ubuntu 8.10 and Edubuntu add-on desktop and application bundle will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers through our managed software repositories. The desktop package manager notifier checks automatically for security and maintenance updates / patches and prompts from the tool bar for simple selection and installation.

Get Edubuntu

Download Edubuntu 8.10 here:

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

Find out what is new in this Ubuntu release with a graphical tour:

Helping shape Edubuntu and its community

If you would like to help shape the Edubuntu desktop, or take part in the community that makes this happen, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't sure, try asking on the #edubuntu channel on, on the Edubuntu Users or Edubuntu Developers mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

More Information

You can find out more about Edubuntu and about this release on our website: