Second draft: Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 2.0 ready for free use!
Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 2.0 ready for free use!
After twenty-one months of development, Skolelinux has released
a new version. Skolelinux, the Debian-edu project's Custom Debian
Distribution, is installed in hundreds of schools in Norway, Germany,
and other countries. Many municipalities use Skolelinux across all of
their schools; such centralised operation offers low maintenance and
operational costs. Skolelinux is free and open source software, and
for those schools that need assistance, many commercial organisations
offer maintenance and support solutions.
The new version of Skolelinux offers updated versions of popular
programs such as OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox, and GCompris -- all
in many languages. A wide variety of educational software is also
available. Thin client support has been improved. It is now possible
to use half-thick clients with some additional
configuration. Half-thick clients allow for full use of newer
hardware, offering support for CD/DVD-ROM, USB-pen, and audio
devices. Since all software is distributed from the Skolelinux
servers, maintenance costs on half-thick clients are still kept low.
General: feedback AT skolelinux.no
Norway: Knut Yrvin <knuty AT skolelinux.no>
+47 908 95 765
Germany: Kurt Gramlich <kurt AT skolelinux.de>
France: Thierry Stauder <thierry AT skolelinux.fr>
Pakistan: Tariq Farooqi <tariq AT linuxpakistan.net>
Skolelinux FTP download
Installation and Maintaining a Debian-Edu/Skolelinux Network
List of improvements (from RC2):