In October 2010 we launched a new Edubuntu service called WebLive. This allowed users to connect to an Edubuntu session with nothing more than a java-enabled web browser for up to 2 hours. Users are allowed to renew their session and get another 2 hours if they would like to try it out further.
Since then, it's been extended to not only support the current Edubuntu stable release, but also the development version of Edubuntu and Ubuntu with the top rated applications from the Ubuntu Software Center pre-installed.
This provides potential users a great opportunity to try out Edubuntu and see what great software is available in Ubuntu- before they even download it.
Last week Stéphane announced a public API for WebLive that will result in some other nice things. In particular, we'll be working on some Chromium/Firefox plugins for the service.
Today, we hit 15 000 sessions since we started logging the amount of sessions in November. We've had great feedback so far and would appreciate some more.
We also had one user who has been logging into the WebLive service almost every day since we've made it available! We don't collect e-mail addresses and don't log anything else than username and when the person has logged on, so if that person would like to give us some feedback we'd love to talk to you!
Give it a Try!
For performance reasons, and because of limited server availability, we only allow 10 simultaneous connections. If the server is currently full, then please try again later.