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

 

elpicx

elpicx

Web site: www.elearnit.de/live_cds/elpicx/ (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix, CentOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | September 27, 2008

elpicx – a Knoppix and Centos-based live DVD Linux operating system with a single goal – to help students to prepare for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification exam by providing several test emulators as well as a number of LPI reference cards, study notes, preparation guides and exercises.

elpicx is available in English and German.

It uses KDE desktop environment as default.
The latest version of elpicx was released in 2008.

Download

elpicx 1.1 i386 1.79GB.iso
md5sum: 4ed9a119428a0e30ca4c0f445de6bdab

 

KinderTux

KinderTux

Web site: www.lerntux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.03 | January 8, 2010

KinderTux – an operating system with educational programs and games for children between 3 and 12 years.

To simplify the use of KinderTux the user kindertux will be logged in automatically. If a password for the user kindertux is required then it is kindertux. Most applications are directly available in the application bar at the lower edge of the screen. KinderTux offers a protection for the Internet, only activated sites (whitelist) can be browsed. This whitelist can be simply edited and sites can be added or taken away.
For the installation on USB sticks or non-removable harddisks there are additional tools available. It is also possible the create a “Container” to save data from a live session.

For administrative tasks (configurations, installation) you will need the root or su password. This password is lerntux in the original system and should be changed right after installation.

KinderTux offers some possibilities for the further use. These auxiliary applications are available with the icon “Configure your computer”:
– Installation on your internal harddisk
– Installation on a USB stick
– Container (on harddisk or USB stick) to store all your changes while running as live system
– Child protection for the Internet

At this time these applications are only available in German.

KinderTux is based on and fully compatible to Mandriva Linux 2010.0. That means all applications (packages) for Mandriva Linux 2010.0 can also be used with this system.

Download

KinderTux 3.03 i386 675MB.iso
md5sum: 641d9d3ddb527043cc1a0d82b7f72712

 

LernTux

LernTux

Web site: www.lerntux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.00 | June 10, 2007

LernTux – a live CD based on Mandriva Linux with various tutorials and games for preschoolers, primary school students and students of secondary schools. LernTux is mainly aimed at children and young people.

LernTux does not require an installation and can affect the data on the hard disk, but can be installed directly on the hard disk, if you’d like.
Another advantage of over commercial software is the free availability and use. LernTux can be copy and distribute as you like. It gives you the licenses GPL/LGPL for all applications and the Linux system.

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LernTux 2.00 i386 715MB.iso
md5sum: 86fd234b2b3440a83e87b0d1798519e2

 

JUX

JUX

Web site: www.jux-net.info (not active)
Origin: Austria
Category: Education
Desktop environment: JUX Desktop
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | December, 2011

JUX – a Knoppix based Linux distribution created in 2003 for NetBridge, the Coordination Centre of information and communication technologies in extracurricular of youth work in Vienna. The developers aim to create an easy install and easy to use operating system, where various versions appeal to different target groups, for children with fun.

The software runs from a live CD, and doesn’t have to be installed on a hard disk. All data can be backed up during use of it, and are available only for this session.

JUX can gather children safely and playful first experience with the computer.

An approach to the computer under the following aspects to support the programs on the CD:
– getting knowledge of the controls
– supported sound painting
– understanding first game concepts
– virtual room experience

The project was under development between 2003 and 2011.

Download

JUXLALA 1.0 2007-06-17 DE i386 707MB.iso
md5sum: 71ed63bf40efc8476fa2c4d652867ce8

 

EduPup

EduPup 2

EduPup 1

Web site: www.edupup.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Education
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.0 | December 11, 2007

EduPup – a Puppy based, Linux distribution as an educational release which has a selection of learning games and parental controls.

EduPup 2 is Puppy 3.01 based, and it is a 140 Mb distro. So it should work with 128 Mb of RAM but it is better to have also a bit of swap. It should work also with 64 Mb of RAM and a big swap partition.

EduPup contains pre-installed appliacations, such as:
– General: Firefox, MPlayer, GSlapt package manager, Puppy Software Installer By MU, Petget Package manager
– For kids:
* TuxPuck – Funny and simple hockey table game
* TuxMath 1.5.7 – Great game to learn math
* TuxType2 1.5.3 – Learning to type the keyboard
* TuxPaint 0.9.14 – Paint and fun Smile
* TuxStamps-2004.10.3
* ChildsPlay 0.90
– a parental control to lock the access to adult website by the kids

The project developer is Antonio Sanguigni alias slapshot.

Download

EduPup 2.0.0 i386 143MB.iso
md5sum: 30a0195168da76403fdf3eb99b4826f6
EduPup 1.1.0 i386 160MB.iso
md5sum: 86c20d37c11058726cd52f5ec3396fb6

 

SRU

SRU Desktop

SRU Server

Web site: (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 14.04 | July 11, 2014
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: SRU

SRU (Szkolny Remiks Ubuntu – Eng.: Ubuntu School Remix) – a Polish, specialist Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, targeted to education.

It is built on the top of Xubuntu LTS, and provides two versions of the operating system:
– Desktop editions – for students and teachers
– Serwer – based on Ubuntu server

SRU Desktop offers components such as:
– Xfce desktop environment
– Linux kernel, for older machines too
– Epoptes Client – an application for monitoring SRU installation from SRU server
– LibreOffice suite
– a set of applications for audio and video editing
– a set of education games and programs
– multimedia codecs and plugins
– VirtualBox

SRU Serwer offers:
– DHCP server
– MySQL server
– Apache server
– PHP 5
– phpMyAdmin
– squid + dansguardian + transparent proxy via iptables
– network configuration via Network Manager for 2 ethernet interfaces
– Miredo – encapsulation IPv6 in IPv4 packages

The lates version of SRU was released in 2014.

Download

SRU 14.04 Desktop i386 2.97GB.iso
md5sum: a117427173e2279390c05268c11bab22
SRU 14.04 Server i386 1.08GB.iso
md5sum: 6e39d4ecc0c95e5e0a671b658e58b2ff

 

FUSS

FUSS

Web site: www.fuss.bz.it
Origin: Italy
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia (IT): FUSS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 6.0 | June 20, 2012

FUSS (Free Upgrade in Southtyrol’s Schools) – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, dedicated to schools. It contains a large set of pre-installed applications for educational purpose, and Italian language set as default.

FUSS can be used as a live system without installation, and can be installed on a hard drive too.

The first version of FUSS GNU/Linux called “Soledad” (released in 2005), made it possible to update all computer systems of all Italian schools of the autonomous province Bolzano to replace proprietary software by the open-sourced Linux distribution.

The project was financed and contributed by the Fondo Sociale Europeo.
The current version is 6.0 “Argon”, based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Download

FUSS 6.0 i386 3.06GB.iso
md5sum: ea4b43f319981ded0445dd3cb122fc81

 

Alinex

Alinex

Web site: www.alinex.org
Origin: Portugal
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Alinex
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.9.10 | February 25, 2010

Alinex – a Portuguese operating system created by the regional government of Extremadura (Spain) and the Universidade de Évora in 2005.
The operating system is designed for the students of the university.
It features complete Portuguese localization, and set of pre-installed applications for developing new applications.

The first version 1.0 was based on gnuLinEx.
From version 2.0 it is based on Ubuntu.
It is currently being developed by the University of Évora.

The latest version of Alinux 3.9.10 was released in 2010.

Download

Alinex 2.1 i386 683MB.iso
md5sum: 6e2fa1217af293e32b319a2c3dbc98cd