Skolelinux

Skolelinux

Web site: http://skolelinux.org/ (not active)
Origin: Norway
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Skolelinux
Media: Install CD/USB
The last version | Released: 8 | July 2, 2016
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Skolelinux (aka Debian EDU) – a special Linux distribution based on Debian stable brunch, created for educational use.

The Skolelinux project started on July 2, 2001.
It was associated with the member organization “Linux in schools”, which was founded on July 16, 2001. “Linux in schools” later changed its name to “Free Software in Schools”.

The installation CD/USB lets install the system on a few different ways/machines, such as:
– main server
– workstation – a disk free workstation which works in the DebianEdu network
– roaming workstation – a workstation which works in the DebianEdu network and independently, out of the network
– thin client server – contains the workstation and need two network devices
– standalone – a fully featured workstation contains the KDE desktop environment, and can works out of the DebianEdu network
– minimal – a fully integrated with DebianEdu network, text based core system without GUI

The system offers about 75 applications for education purpose, and a few tools which helps managing the system and network settings.

Skolelinux is available as a DVD/USB installation media only.
There is an unofficial, Skolelinux Standalone based Live version for testing the distribution, with a live installer of your choice.

 

DouDouLinux

DoudouLinux

DoudouLinux    DoudouLinux

Web site: www.doudoulinux.org
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (FR): DoudouLinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.1 | December 6, 2013
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DoudouLinux – a Debian based Linux distribution specially designed for children (and their parents) to make computer use as easy and pleasant as possible for them.

DoudouLinux provides a set of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old and gives them an environment as easy to use as a gaming console. Kids can learn, discover and have fun without Dad and Mum always watching.

DoudouLinux can be run from a CDROM or USB flash disk, so it does not need installing on a hard drive. It does not touch the data in the computer it runs on, nor the system installed on the computer. Shipped with built-in content filtering, it prevents children from accidentally visiting unsavory web sites. It also preserves user privacy on the Internet, removes ads in web pages and blocks bugs, to get the best web experience.

DoudouLinux is available in several pre-configured languages.
As we provide only the English version of the iso image, the other ones can be found at the project’s download page.

Download

DoudouLinux 2.1 i386 EN 1.07GB.iso
md5sum: e375f3c6f7ace48fa7ae905b9937a8d2

DoudouLinux 1.0 i386 FR 712MB.iso
md5sum: 354f6d8e4e59356cf0a26a7275b8c243

 

Linux-EduCD

Linux-EduCD

Web site: www.linux-educd.pl (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia(PL): Linux-EduCD
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | June 12, 2009
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Linux-EduCD – a Polish Linux distribution intended for educational use in classrooms inside schools.

Linux-EduCD features a set of pre-installed educational, multimedia, graphics and office applications on the top of KDE 3 desktop environment. More applications were available on the additional DVD disk called „Homepack”, which could be installed as required.
From version 0.9 the system uses PCLinuxOS MiniMe and Mandriva as its base.
Older versions of Linux-EduCD were based on Knoppix and Ubuntu.

The live system is targeted to machines with i386 CPU.
The last version of Linux-EduCd 1.0 „Valis” was released in June 2009.
The system developer is Rajmund Radziewicz.

Download

Linux-EduCD 1.0 i386 1.17GB.iso
md5sum: a67cf5562d471e9cadb4c83237fdbffc

 

Qimo 4 Kids

Qimo 4 Kids

Web site: www.qimo4kids.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Qimo 4 Kids
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | May 27, 2010
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Qimo 4 Kids – a Linux distribution designed for young users from 3 years old and above.

Qimo is built on the top of Xubuntu and uses the Xfce desktop environment as default.
It provides a large icon’s bottom panel for easy navigation for children.

Qimo features pre-installed educational games for kids: Childspaly, Laby, TuxPaint, eToys, GCompris, Tuxmath, and Tuxtyping.

Qimo 4 Kids was developing between 2009(?) and 2010 by Michelle Hall.
The last version of Qimo 2.0 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

Download

Qimo 4 Kids 2.0 i386 716MB.iso
md5sum: fcc629f107e8ca8766b15bc6e5c32e5c

 

Kuliax

Kuliax

Web site: http://kuliax.net
Origin: Indonesia
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (id): Kuliax
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 7.0 | August 23, 2010

Kuliax – a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution for higher education. It is a distribution for education in Universitas, especially Program Studi Teknologi Informasi (TITANIUM) or correlating like Teknik Elektro (TEE) concentration of Computer system and Informatika, Teknik Informatika (TF), Computer science (IK), and others.

Kuliax is based on Debian stable and Debian Live, with backports.org packages, custom packages maintained for the distribution target. The custom packages include artwork, electronic books, programs that needed by Kuliax but are not in Debian repo yet, optimized Linux kernel for desktop, and distro specific packages. It also uses various customized Knoppix & Kanotix scripts for the LiveCD.

There are pre-installed applications such as:
– Development: Geany, Glade, SQLite, Umbrello
– Education: KRWard, tkgate, gResistor, KTechlab, RKWard
– Graphics: Gimp, Gwenview, KGhostView, KPDF
– Internet: Iceweasel, KMail, Konqueror, Krdc, Pidgin
– Office: FreeMind, Kivio, KNotes, OpenOffice.org
– Others: Samba, OpenJDK, File Sharing, GParted, Synaptic, Yakuake, Kate, KWriter

The last version of Kuliax 7.0 is based on Debian “Lenny” and was released in 2010.

Download

Kuliax 7.0 i386 711MB.iso
md5sum: 1ecc5f3a885c2985c88231b2de3eecd0

 

LinuxKidX

LinuxKidX

Web site: http://linuxkidx.blogspot.com
Origin: Portugal
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | March 22, 2009
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LinuxKidX – a LiveCD with possibility to install on hard disk based on Slackware Linux.
The idea appeared during the university project by students Alexandre Pereira and Robson Maniasso.

The distribution has a few games and other applications suite to kids from 2 to 15 years old, such as:
– KStars virtual planetarium
– Kalzium periodic table of elements
– KTouch typing tutor
– KGeography geography software
– KWordQuiz general purpose flash card program
– ChildsPlay
– Gcompris
– KDE-edu
– the graphics application Tux paint
– an advanced graphics suite Gimp
– Google Earth

The first version of LinuxKidX was created just on Portuguese, but as the project have always been developing, appeared the idea to make public the distribution around the world, so that was created a English version. It is possible to change the locales installing the language package of KDE and change it on control center of KDE.

The last version of LinuxKidX 2.0 was released in 2009.

 

eduKnoppix

eduKnoppix

Web site: www.eduknoppix.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (it): eduKnoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.2 | February 10, 2007

eduKnoppix – an Italian Linux distribution based on Knoppix, designed for teachers and young students between 8 and 15 years old.

eduKnoppix has been especially created for teaching and features pre-installed applications such as:
– Maxima – a computer algebra system
– GNU Octave – a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations
– Kig – an interactive geometry software
– Dr. Geo – an interactive geometry software
– Kalzium – a periodic table of the elements for KDE Software Compilation 4
– scelix – a scientific software
– GeoGebra – an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application
– KmPlot- a mathematical function plotter for the KDE Desktop
– KStars – a planetarium program using the KDE Platform

Other applications:
– Blender, Gimp, OpenOffice.org, Skencil
– Icedove, Iceweasel, KGet, Kopete, Konqueror, Krdc, Sun Jave 5.0
– MPlayer, XMMS, K3b

The default locale is Italian.

eduKnoppix was under development between 2003 and 2007.

Download

eduKnoppix 3.1 rc1 i386 656MB.iso
md5sum: b9d0afaff2d5eeb84945e98b27b837db

 

UKnow4Kids

UKnow4Kids

Web site: www.uknow4kids.org (not active)
Origin: Unknown
Category: Education
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2010.1.1 | February 22, 2010

UKnow4Kids – Arch Linux based, a Live DVD, and an educational Linux distribution with a selective compilation of educational and gaming software for children 2- to 10-years-old.

The live media includes options which let the live system run without swap or by copying the contents of the ISO image to RAM and run the operating system from there, ejecting the bootable medium.

UKnow4Kids features preinstalled educational games and applications, such as:
– Gcompris Educational Suite
– Edutainment from the KDE Education Project
– Tuxpaint, Tux Math, and Tux Type
– Blinken
– KAlgebra, KBruch, KGeography, KHangMan, KLetters, KStars, KTouch, KTurtle, KWoerdQuiz, Kalzium, Kanagram, Kig, Kiten, Kmplot, Marble, Parley, Step

UKnow4Kids uses lightweight LXDE as a default desktop environment and SLiM display manager.
The Live system launches Gcompris automatically at start boot on the top of LXDE.

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UKnow4Kids 2010.1.1 i686 784MB.iso
md5sum: 06372bf6fefd2439bcba1d7cb25ece8e