Seminarix

Seminarix

Web site: www.seminarix.org (not active)
Origin: Germany ?
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu, Sidux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2008-01 ? | 2008 ?

Seminarix – a live Linux distribution based on Kubuntu, and then on Sidux. Seminarix was developed in cooperation with Skolelinux and KDE-Edu and is designed to introduce teachers to free software. The live CD contains a collection of free software suitable for education and training.

The Seminarix Live-CD was supported by the companies such as: HP, Intel, G-N-U, Turck and organizations: “Stiftung Partner für Schule”, Medienberatung NRW and Studienseminar Neuss.

Sidux-Seminarix partners with Sidux and describes itself as an education project, which wants to design the teacher and students education with computer assistance cheaper, more effective and descriptive with the help of free Linux programs. For this purpose, the distribution was equipped with software from the fields of education and science a program starter. The program starter makes it easy for the Linux novice, whether teacher or student, to start the various education programs and other general purpose programs. In addition, with the program starter specially developed for sidux-seminarix, you can quickly and easily install various other educational programs. Important information about the programs and web links make it easier for the user to select the programs.

Like Sidux, the live system can be installed on a hard disk or a USB stick. All software can be updated easily and continuously. The manuals of Sidux and Seminarix are included on the CD and should help with problems. Users already using Sidux can use the Metapackage installer to upgrade their installation to Sidux-Seminarix. You can also find Seminarix under the heading »Education« and install it with a mouse click.

Seminarix aims to make teacher and student education less expensive, more effective and more viable with computer support using free open Linux programs. The project was first published in March 2007 by Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann. Initiated by sidux e.V., this edition was created in collaboration with W. D. Zimmermann and interested teachers and users.

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Seminarix 20061113 i386 694MB.iso
md5sum: 748ab8c222e73aab9e99276ea170b58e

 

Sxolinux

Sxolinux

Sxolinux Junior

Web site: www.sxolinux.gr
Origin: Greece
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2010 | 2010

Sxolinux (or Scholinox) – a free and open-source Linux distribution designed for students. It consists mostly free software and is based on Ubuntu, with some modifications (remastered) with extra software packages for pupils’ needs, as well as a different graphic theme, icons and logos that fit into “Common” distribution.

There are two different versions of Sxolinux:
– The “regular” Scholiox for Gymnasium students
– School Junior for Primary School Students.

Scholinox and Schoolinix Junior are live DVDs. This means that Scholinox is running “live” system from a DVD disc without having to install it on your hard drive. If you like it and you want to take advantage of all its capabilities, you can install it in a very simple and automated process.

Because of its nature, i.e. the existence of users rights, different software management, free educational applications, and mainly the cooperative development model it points to children, Scholinox is ideal for students as it combines:
– security, virus-free and malware,
– make good use of computer capabilities,
– learning a different knowledge-building model, which does not exist in proprietary operating systems
– zero cost – Sxolinux is free of charge
– dozens of educational applications and books

The project developer is Dimitris Kalamaras.

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Sxolinux 2009.1 i386 2.27GB.iso
md5sum: 7ace67f0b91ea7b4675ce5d90d70178a
Sxolinux Junior i386 3.99GB.iso
md5sum: 4f9329e08b413dad0d2ec2c5a1629719

 

UberStudent

UberStudent

Web site: uberstudent.org
Origin: USA
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.3 | December 30, 2015
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UberStudent – an operating system and suite of programs for everyone, especially higher education and secondary students, those who teach them, and their schools.

Based on Linux technologies, UberStudent is a complete, ready-to-go, and “out-of-the-box” platform that is ideal for every computer user, not just newcomers to Linux. Learning UberStudent means learning the tasks and habits common to all high-performing students, while also enjoying immediate user-friendly productivity and learning cross-platform computer fluency for life.

It has support for the Moodle remote learning environment.

The project developer is Stephen Ewen.

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UberStudent 4.3 Xfce i386 2.8GB.iso
md5sum: 387ec397afab5e5b78f7f703a20e1214
UberStudent 4.3 Xfce amd64 2.8GB.iso
md5sum: 83ea26ce0ddb78f29a41e87cf130827d

 

LiVux

LiVux

Web site: www.livux.org (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | January 19, 2005

LiVux – a bootable GNU/Linux Live CD distribution based on Knoppix. LiVuX automatically detects components of your computer and allows you, in a few minutes, to use free software, without previous knowledge of Linux.

LiVux also lets you install the live system on a hard drive, alongside to other existing operating systems.

The live system offers such components:
– Environments (Kde 3.2.2, Gnome, XFce, IceWm, …)
– Office (OpenOffice.org 1.1.2, KOffice, Rekall, Planner, Abiword 2.0.6, Lyx 1.3.3, …)
– Navigation (Konqueror, Galleon, Mozilla, Dillo, …)
– Messaging (Gaim, GnomeMeeting, Xchat, …)
– Mail (Kmail, Evolution, Sylpheed-claws, …)
– Design and layout (Gimp, Blender, Pov, Sodipodi, Sketch, Scribus 1.1.7, …)
– Multimedia (Mplayer, Xine, Xmms, NoAtun, Snd, …)
– Recording of CDs (K3b, Xcdroast, Gcdmaster, …)
– Education (Kgeo, Kstars, KEduca, Kverbos, Xmaxima, …)
– Remote Desktop (Vnc, Rdesktop, NX, …)
– Games (Chromium, Frozen Bubble, …)

Download

LiVux 2.0 i386 709MB.iso
md5sum: 255a97d56f197f56db34e1a9708b4fce

 

KnoSciences

KnoSciences

Web site: knosciences.tuxfamily.org
Origin: Reunion
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | February 6, 2006

KnoSciences – a GNU/Linux Bootable CD for Education created by VERHILLE Arnaud.

KnoSciences CD let you test many recent and powerful free applications for Education.

KnoSciences is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals.

It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.

Comparing to Knoppix, KnoSciences features extra applications pre-installed, such as:
– Ark : KDE archiving tool
– Evince : PDF viewer
– Filerunner : File manager
– Gimp : GNU Image manipulation
– Gnumeric : Calc
– Kate : NotePad with highlight
– Lyx : LaTeX word processor WYSIWYM
– Nvu : HTML editor
– OpenOffice : Office suite
– Rox-filer : File-manager
– Scribus : Word processor
– Texmacs : LaTeX word processor WYSIWYG
– VLC : Media player (audio & video)
– vnc : Remote desktop
– Xfce4 : Window-manager
– Xpdf : PDF viewer
– Edugraphe : interactive geometry software
– Freemind : free mind-mapping software
– GeoGebra : interactive geometry software
– Geonext : interactive geometry software
– JasTeX : Graphe
– C.a.R : interactive geometry software
– ImageJ : image processing program
– NonEuclid : Non Euclidien geometry software
– NumericalChameleon : Software to convert units
– Optikal : Optical illusions
– Populus : Set of simulations that for population biology and evolutionary ecology
– Xlogo : The famous logo turtle
– Xabacus : Abacus
– Declic : interactive geometry software
– DrGeo : interactive geometry software
– Geomview : 3D mathematical object viewer
– Galculator : Calculator
– Geg : Drawing 2-dimensional mathematical functions
– Giac/Xcas : Computer algebra system
– Gnuplot : Plotting utility
– Grace : WYSIWYG 2D plotting tool
– Graphthing : Tool that allows you to create, manipulate and study graphs.
– Kali : Draw symmetrical patterns
– Kseg : interactive geometry software
– Maxima : Computer algebra system
– Pari/GP : Computer algebra system
– Scilab : Computer algebra system
– Yacas : Computer algebra system
– Xeukleides : interactive geometry software
– Xaos : Fractal viewer
– Audacity : Audio editor
– Celestia : Real-time 3D space simulation
– Chemeq : Command-line chemical equation parser
– Chemtool : Drawing chemical structures.
– Dozzzaqueux : Chemical solution
– Formol : Command-line molar weight calculator
– Ghemical : Computational chemistry software
– GNUcap : Gnu Circuit Analysis Package
– Gperiodic : Periodic table
– Katomic : Chemical game
– Kstars : Desktop Planetarium
– LibComedi : Data acquisition
– OpenBabel : Interconvert between many file formats used in molecular modeling
– OptGeo : Geometric Optik
– Oregano : Schematic capture
– Rasmol : PDB viewer
– TKgate : Digital circuit simulator

Download

KnoSciences 1.0 i386 710MB.iso
md5sum: d1531fcbda488ad4c68c9d1180a8cb66

 

Majilux

Majilux

Web site: www.majilux.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.6.0 ? | January 15, 2008

Majilux – a live Linux CD-ROM which offers a simple way to install a GNU/Linux operating system on the hard drive and a set of educational software already selected. Software updates are made easier thanks to a solution based on the Debian distribution, in French.

Majilux allows:
– to offer a simple and fast IT solution to implement.
– to bring together a set of free software to prepare students for B2i skills.
– centralize applications, and software on a server. to allow obsolete or low-capacity computers (thin clients) to connect to them, to also allow the connection of all Windows PCs, GNU/Linux … (heavy clients).

The Majilux was installed in schools, and made it possible to make a server for thin clients (LTSP) in a very simple way.
It is therefore a linux system that allows with a computer a little powerful, to use several other less powerful terminals.
The terminals are connected by network cables to the server and allow the use of the server software.

Many of these programs are intended for use in primary schools.

The last version of Majilix 0.6.0 (?) was published in January 2008 and was based on Debian Etch.

Download

Majilux 0.6.0 i386 493MB.iso
md5sum: 5c6c9a9ffc17f27b66138d9cda683b38

 

GioveLUG

GioveLUG

Web site: www.giovelug.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Education
Desktop environment: JWM, fvwm95
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.10 | November 22, 2006

GioveLUG Educational – a Linux distribution based on PuppyLinux 2.11. This is a distro with a LUG delivered to a kids’ fun house to let the kids learning computer loving free software.

GioveLUG Educational 1.10 features:
– Installed TuxPaint (TuxStamp, TuxConfig)
– Created GioveLUG menu with installed softwares
– Added icons at GioveLUG menu
– Modified 2 GioveLUG wallpapers
– and some applications shipped by standard Puppy distro.

Download

GioveLUG 1.10 Edu i386 160MB.iso
md5sum: 86c20d37c11058726cd52f5ec3396fb6

 

Freeduc

Freeduc

Web site: www.ofset.org/freeduc-cd (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (FR): Freeduc-cd
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012 | October 12, 2002

Freeduc – a French, “run-from-CD” Linux live CD based on Knoppix and created by OFSET (Organization for Free Software in Education and Teaching), and realized with help of UNESCO.

It is a CD-ROM containing free educational software, and it is possible to install the CD on the hard disk.
The choice of programs and graphical environment is made in such a way that a modest configuration is sufficient (good results with a 400 MHz pII + 128 MB RAM, bad with 64 MB).

The goal of develop free software for education with sharing knowledge was the developer concern. They have developed software such as: DrGeo, GCompris, DrGenius and the live CD freeduc.

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Freeduc Science 2012-fr-4G i486 3.9GB.img
md5sum: d314b946b5b5d9f5133f18728e66818f
Freeduc 1.7+b10 FR i486 699MB.iso
md5sum: e19c95f06bd56ea2bf0f732f046e9fe0
Freeduc 1.7+b10 PT i486 715MB.iso
md5sum: f16cb86cc5cab8fad1e952bea8ceef5d

 

Edu-nix

EDU-nix

Web site: www.edu-nix.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.2 | February 6, 2007

EDU-nix – is a complete computer Operating System that runs off of a Compact Disc instead of being installed onto the computer’s hard drive. EDU-Nix is based upon Slax Linux Live CD and the K Desktop Environment.

EDU-Nix aims to provide Public Schools with Open-Source alternatives to expensive proprietary software products. The project will consist initially of a redistributable CD that has both a live CD environment, as well as Windows versions of the office and productivity programs.

By ensuring that all students and faculty have equal access to high-quality Free Software, EDU-Nix will help to bridge the digital divide in American schools, allowing students access to the same software they use at school wherever they can get computer time.

EDU-Nix also contains installation programs for ABI Word Processor, Tux Paint & Stamps, Tux Typing 2 and Tux of Math Command, Scribus Desktop Publishing, in addition to the GCompris and Childsplay Suites of Educational Games for Children: All Free Software for Windows.

EDU-Nix contains numerous Educational, Office Productivity and Internet programs within a portable, Live CD Environment. You can access the EDU-Nix desktop on any PC that can boot from CD, bringing your system with you wherever you go.

EDU-Nix is Free Software, meaning school districts may legally copy and redistribute the system to students and faculty.

(“EEE-DEE-YOU-NIX”) is the merging of two technological ⁄ educational terms – The first term, “EDU”, is derived from the word Education as well as from the “.edu” top level domain assigned to schools and universities on the world wide web.
The second term, “Nix”, is a common reference to Linux and Unix (often referred to as *nix) since the system is based on Slax Linux and uses various open source Free Software projects such as KDE and OpenOffice.org.
Combining the terms, we have a “Nix” distribution designed for the “EDU” sector: EDU-Nix.

Download

EDU-nix 3 i386 716MB.iso
md5sum: 3142acb52963e714854502bda2b8af32

 

Educanix

Educanix

Educanix

Web site: memnon.ii.uam.es/~educanix/index.html (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Education
Desktop environment: GNOME?
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (ES): Educanix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | June 16, 2005

Educanix – a Debian based Linux distribution for primary education with many games for children between 3-10 years old.

The live system has no panel, menu, windows, consoles, terminals… just to learn playing!
It works in Spanish language only, and contains packages such as: Linux kernel 2.4.22, udev, gcompris 6.1, gnome 2.6, ktuberling 0.4, KDE 3.3.0, Qt 3.3.3, Tuxpaint 0.9.13.

System requirement: CD-ROM bootable i386 PC with 64 MB RAM.
It has no installation option.

Download

Educanix 1.0 i386 288MB.iso
md5sum: 0a192318c2322d7d9359f410680d4227