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openSUSE to Compete with Edubuntu?

May 30, 2007, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"At first blush, the new offering, with a proposed release this fall, appears to have the makings of a serious competitor. Designed as an add-on 'EDU-CD' to accompany the upcoming 10.3 release of openSUSE, the so-called 'SLEducator' is designed to '[ease] the installation and configuration of an educational network and student desktop.' More specifically, the Education group of the openSUSE community defined some extremely ambitious goals for themselves:

"This project has been created by members of the openSUSE community. We do not want to create a new distro out of this or a fork that requires large amounts of code maintenance, since that would be futile. We only want to add certain packages and features that pertain specifically to educators and student users alike..."

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