After twenty-one months of development, Skolelinux has released a new version. Skolelinux, the Debian-edu project's Custom Debian Distribution, is installed in hundreds of schools in Norway, Germany, and other countries. Many municipalities use Skolelinux across all of their schools; such centralized operation offers low maintenance and operational costs. Skolelinux is free and open source software, and for those schools that need assistance, many commercial organizations offer maintenance and support solutions.
About the Skolelinux
Skolelinux is made as free (as in speech) software, and is an overall computer solution based on school's resources and needs.
1. Skolelinux is a network architecture tailored for use in schools.
2. Skolelinux is developed and supported by a large and growing international community.
3. Skolelinux is designed to be easy and cheap to maintain.
4. Skolelinux gives the students their own usernames, home directories and services.
5. Skolelinux includes
Skolelinux, Debian and all auxiliary software components we use are free software ? free as in freedom. The term "free software" implies the following rights:
1. Freedom to use the software regardless of purpose and adapt it to ones needs.
2. Freedom to study how the software works.
3. Freedom to redistribute the software so ones neighbour can benefit from it.
4. Freedom to modify and enhance the software and publish those modifications so everyone benefits from them.
Many municipalities use Skolelinux across all of their schools; such centralized operation offers low maintenance and
operational costs. Skolelinux is free and open source software, and for those schools that need assistance, many commercial organizations
offer maintenance and support solutions.
The new version of Skolelinux offers a variety of popular programs such as OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox, and GCompris -- all in many languages. A wide variety of educational software is also available. Thin client support has been improved, and it is now possible to install half-thick clients. Half-thick clients allow for full use of newer hardware, offering support for CD/DVD-ROM, USB-pen, and audio devices. Since all software is distributed from the Skolelinux servers, maintenance costs on half-thick clients are still kept low.
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