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Edubuntu is Ubuntu for the Classroom

Feb 22, 2010, 17:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"Ubuntu by Canonical, one of the most popular Linux distributions, provides a few different variants. One of them is Edubuntu. It is the same operating system as Ubuntu but comes loaded with many educational applications and games. In this article, we'll install Edubuntu and discover exactly which applications come preinstalled. Now lets get started!

"Ubuntu by Canonical, one of the most popular Linux distributions, provides a few different variants. One of them is Edubuntu. It is the same operating system as Ubuntu but comes loaded with many educational applications and games. In this article, we'll install Edubuntu and discover exactly which applications come preinstalled. Now lets get started!

"Directly installing Edubuntu as a new OS

"Starting with Ubuntu 9.10, there is a dedicated Edubuntu installation disc. In previous versions, you had to first install the regular Ubuntu distribution and then download and install the Add-On CD containing the Edubuntu desktop and applications. However now with Ubuntu 9.10, you can just download the Edubuntu disc image, burn it to a DVD, and install it. The Edubuntu desktop and all the educational applications and games are preinstalled.

"Using this new Edubuntu install disc is great if you haven't already installed the regular version of Ubuntu . However, if you only want a select few of the applications, you might just want to go the other route. You can still first install the regular Ubuntu distribution and then manually install the applications you want, which we'll discuss further in the next section."

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