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Part of the Ubuntu Linux family
Initial release October 25 2001
Stable release 14.04.5 LTS (Trusty Tahr) (4 August 2016) [info]
Source model Open source
License MS-EULA
Kernel type Hybrid kernel
Support status
Edubuntu606 desktop
Edubuntu's default desktop

Edubuntu is the version of Linux distribution Ubuntu. It is used for education. It uses GNOME and is designed for use in classrooms.

Edubuntu has been created in collaboration with teachers and technologists in multiple nations. Edubuntu is built on top of the Ubuntu base, and incorporates education-specific applications, designed for the 6–18 years age group.


Included with Edubuntu is the Linux Terminal Server Project, a large number of educational applications including GCompris, KDE Edutainment Suite, The first Edubuntu release coincided with the release of Ubuntu 5.10, which was called Breezy Badger on 2005. Edubuntu CDs can be ordered for free through the official website service.

Project goals

Edubuntu 7.04
Edubuntu 7.04 (this version is no longer supported.)

The principal design goals of Edubuntu are easier configuration, users and processes, together with ways for working together in classrooms. Equally important is the gathering together of the best available free software and digital materials for education.

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