Getting used to the Edubuntu operating system takes time, effort and perseverance. But it is worth. Their website (http://edubuntu.org/download) provides the following advice:
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The Edubuntu development team recommends the use of the Long Term Support releases for users who don’t require the latest version of their software.
The latest Long Term Support release is Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and can be found here:
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/12.04.2/release/ (main site)
- http://www.stgraber.org/download/releases/edubuntu/12.04.2/ (mirror in case the main site is overloaded)
For those users who like to have the latest version of the software and don’t mind being a bit on the bleeding edge, the latest Edubuntu 13.04 release can be found here:
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/13.04/release/ (main site)
- http://www.stgraber.org/download/releases/edubuntu/13.04/ (mirror in case the main site is overloaded)
Bittorrent downloads are preferred, .torrent files can be found at the URLs above.
If you have a local mirror, it would be great if you could download from there and if you run that mirror, let us know so we can list it.
Installation on an existing Ubuntu system
Edubuntu provides application bundles that group educational software by grade level. You can install from the Education category in the “
Software Center” entry in the Applications menu or installing the following packages using your favorite package manager:
ubuntu-edu-preschool– Preschool (0-6)
ubuntu-edu-primary– Primary ( ages 6-12) educational application bundle
ubuntu-edu-secondary– Secondary ( ages 13-18) educational application bundle
ubuntu-edu-tertiary– Tertiary ( university level ) educational application bundle
You can also install all Edubuntu packages, including artwork by installing the
More details on what’s included in these bundles are available on the Ubuntu wiki.
So on the basis of the advice given, I opted to install the Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. This is considered to be a more stable system with fewer bugs and long term support.