March 15, 2006

Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 2.0 ready for free use

Knut Yrvin writes "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 recent versions of popular programs such as OpenOffice, Mozilla Firefox, and GCompris-- all in many
languages. A wide variety of educational software is also available. Thin client support has been improved, and it is now possible to install
half-thick clients. 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.

Contact:

Norway: Knut Yrvin
    +47 908 95 765
Germany: Kurt Gramlich
France: Thierry Stauder

About Debian-Edu/Skolelinux
  http://www.skolelinux.org/

Skolelinux FTP download
  ftp://ftp.skolelinux.no/skolelinux-cd/debian-edu20 r0-i386.iso

Installation and Maintaining a Debian-Edu/Skolelinux Network
  http://developer.skolelinux.no/~klaus/newnotater_S arge/

List of improvements (from RC2):
  http://d.skolelinux.no/documentation/debian-edu_sa rge_installation.txt"

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