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Re: New Linux- Usergroup at school



On Friday 23 December 2005 20.58, norman wrote:

> Have anybody expieriences in such projects?

You probably should ask the debian-edu/skolelinux people - they specialise 
in using Debian in schools.

Debian edu: see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu
Skolelinux: see http://www.skolelinux.org/portal/

The projects are quite closely related, and there's mailing lists and IRC 
channels for both.

> How can I get Demo-material and Live-CDs of the current version.

Debian itself does not distribute demo material, and also doesn't have a 
live CD.  I don't know what the Skolelinux people do/have.  There are many 
live CDs based on Debian, however, so you may want to try one of these 
(popular choices are Knoppix and Ubuntu, but there's probably more than 15 
or so by now.)

The current version of Debian is sarge/3.1r1, see 
http://www.debian.org/distrib/ on how to obtain it.  If your school has 
decent network connection, I recommend downloading only the netinst or 
businesscard ISO (<http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/>) and then set up a 
local package repository with one of apt-cacher, apt-proxy, debmirror or 
debpartial-mirror on the first machine you install.  Then install all other 
machines from that mirror, and you'll end up only downloading what you need 
and downloading every package only once.  (For a typical installation, 
you'll only download 600M or so, which is obviously much less than 14 full 
CD images.)

There's also certainly some Linux users' group in your area, you should 
probably ask there, somebody may be ready to help you getting started.

Bye
-- vbi

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