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Growing list of schools using Ubuntu

Recently, Belinda Lopez started to maintain a list of deployments where Ubuntu/Edubuntu is used in education on the Ubuntu wiki. She reports that the list is already quickly growing.

Are you using Ubuntu in your institution? Have you added it to the list yet?

Maverick Beta Released

The Edubuntu Team is proud to announce the beta release of Edubuntu 10.10, codenamed the Maverick Meerkat. Edubuntu 10.10 builds on the Ubuntu tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.


Latest Development Release

This is a development snapshot of the Edubuntu 10.10 release that is scheduled for the 10th of October 2010, or 10/10/10. The beta is not intended for production or general-purpose use, but is available as a preview of what to expect in the final release.

Latest Updates

Software updates include the new Gnome 2.31, a much speedier Evolution 2.30.2, the awesome and fast Shotwell photo manager application, a faster and smoother boot experience and Ubuntu One has received a whole lot of polish. For more information on common improvements Edubuntu shares with Ubuntu, please visit the Ubuntu Maverick Beta release notes.

Edubuntu now includes Gnome Nanny, which is parental control software written for the Gnome Desktop Environment. Since our last development release, we're also including a new and fun Periodic Table Breakout wallpaper, which the author specifically relicensed so that we could use it! The OEM installer mode is also now available in Edubuntu, which has been unavailable in previous releases.

Available for download

The Beta release is available for download immediately on the Ubuntu CD image server for 32bit and 64bit platforms.

See Also

Free High School Science Texts

Mark Horner from the Shuttleworth Foundation posted a blog entry about how you can do your part in making free high school science texts available. The books are already available for download and needs a final review before it's first publish.

The books cover Grade 10-12 Mathematics and Science. When the reviewing process is complete, it will be submitted to the Department of Education in South Africa for acceptance and distribution in the country.

This could be a huge milestone for free content in education. In Edubuntu, these texts will also be packaged and available from within the Edubuntu system in a future version.

Edubuntu Meeting Times

A reminder of Edubuntu meeting times!

Edubuntu has community meetings every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC. Visit our meeting wiki page if you'd like to add an agenda item, or for more details.


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