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Debian Edu/Skolelinux RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Debian Edu/Skolelinux

Debian Edu/Skolelinux

Last Update: 2019-07-09 07:58 UTC


Debian Edu/Skolelinux is the Debian-edu's Debian Pure Blend distribution. It is aiming to provide an out-of-the-box localised environment tailored for schools and universities. The out-of-the-box environment comes with 75 applications aimed at schools, as well as 17 network services pre-configured for a school environment. The simple, three-question installation requires minimal technical knowledge. Skolelinux is Debian, which means, among other things, that there are no license costs or worries, and that upgrade and maintenance of the software can be done over the Internet with the power of Debian's apt-get. The core goals of Skolelinux are localisation and ease of system administration.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 160 (56), 6 months: 125 (77), 3 months: 152 (60), 4 weeks: 119 (89), 1 week: 57 (236)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 2 review(s).


/Debian Edu Summary
Distribution Debian Edu/Skolelinux
Home Page http://www.skolelinux.org/
https://blends.debian.org/edu/
Mailing Lists https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/MailingLists
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://jenkins.debian.net/userContent/debian-edu-doc/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://get.debian.org/cdimage/release/current/
Bug Tracker https://www.debian.org/Bugs/
Related Websites Skolelinux Germany
Reviews 6.x: LWN
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-07-09: Distribution Release: Debian Edu/Skolelinux 10
 • 2017-06-19: Distribution Release: Debian Edu/Skolelinux 9
 • 2016-07-03: Distribution Release: Debian Edu/Skolelinux 8
 • 2015-04-27: Development Release: Skolelinux 8.0 Beta 1
 • 2013-09-29: Distribution Release: Skolelinux 7.1
 • 2013-08-22: Development Release: Skolelinux 7.1 Beta 1
 • 2013-07-28: Development Release: Skolelinux 7.1 Beta 0
 • 2013-04-26: Development Release: Skolelinux 7.0 Alpha 0
 • 2012-03-12: Distribution Release: Skolelinux 6.0.4
 • 2010-10-25: Development Release: Skolelinux 6.0.0 Alpha 1
 • 2010-07-28: Development Release: Skolelinux 6.0 Alpha 0
 • 2010-02-10: Distribution Release: Skolelinux 5.0
 • More Debian Edu releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 10 9 8 7.1 6.0.7 5.0.6 3.0 2.0 1.0 Feature
Release Date 2019-07-07 2017-06-18 2016-07-02 2013-09-28 2013-03-04 2010-10-05 2007-07-22 2006-03-15 2004-06-20 Release Date
End Of Life                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 400-5000 4000-5000               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Xfce KDE Plasma KDE   KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS       Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support             -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 10 9 8 7.1 6.0.7 5.0.6 3.0 2.0 1.0 Full Package List
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Version: 10
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-07-13
Votes: 0


A good initiative with a comprehensive selection of programs. Watching the list scroll as the packages installed was an education in itself - from Avogadro, through the periodic table of elements to the Musescore program, and all the others.

Unfortunately the sound did not work. I saw a message about connecting to Alsa but nothing happened. The regular Debian 10 installed a driver for the onboard sound with no hitch, but not the Edu fork.

Everything else functioned OK.



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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-19
Votes: 22


As of now, Stretch 64 (AMD A-10, 8 GB RAM) works flawlessly on my main computer. The KDE version seems much more polished that in previous versions. Graphics performance with free drivers is stable and faster than 8.8.

As usual, Debian does not disappoints.


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