Edubuntu 9.04 Release Announcement

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce Ubuntu 9.04 Educational Addon, continuing Edubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source educational software with the high-quality, easy-to-use Ubuntu distribution.

Once a user has completed a standard Ubuntu install, they can then use the Ubuntu Educational Addon CD to either:

  1. install the full Edubuntu education environment and desktop as a single process, or
  2. select individual educational applications or grade-range appropriate application bundles for installation

Available application bundles include:

  • Preschool - appropriate for children less than 5 years old
  • Primary - appropriate for children aged 5 - 12 years old
  • Secondary - appropriate for students aged 13 - 18 years old
  • Tertiary - appropriate for university-level education

In addition to the Ubuntu Educational Addon, the Edubuntu team has also created an easy-to-download educational desktop for Kubuntu. For installation instructions see:

About Edubuntu
Edubuntu is an education-focused project and community with Ubuntu. As an addon to Ubuntu, the Educational Addon offers regular releases, a simple and intuitive desktop and a tight selection of excellent packages suited for an education environment. The default install bundle includes education and productivity applications, and incredible variety of packages is available with a few clicks from a global network of mirrors.

The Ubuntu Educational Addon comes with the fully integrated iTalc classroom management software allowing for teacher sharing, monitoring and control of networked workstations and thin clients.

Professional commercial technical support is available from Canonical Ltd Ubuntu Paid Support and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit Ubuntu Support

The base Ubuntu 9.04 and Educational Addon desktop and application bundle will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers through our managed software repositories. The desktop package manager notifier checks automatically for security and maintenance updates / patches and prompts from the tool bar for simple selection and installation.

Get Ubuntu Educational Addon

Download Ubuntu 9.04 Educational Addon here:

We recommend that all users read both the Ubuntu and Educational Addon release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

Helping shape Ubuntu Educational Addon and the Edubuntu community

If you would like to help shape the Edubuntu desktop, or take part in the community that makes this happen, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't sure, try asking on the #edubuntu channel on, on the Edubuntu Users or Edubuntu Developers mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

More Information

You can find out more about Edubuntu and about this release on our website: