We did it again!
Escuelas Linux 5.0 (Berserker) is out!
Once again, Escuelas Linux, the world acclaimed educational distribution, is back with a shiny new version, the fifth mayor release in our history.
These are the novelties:
Escuelas Linux 5.0 (Berserker) is based on Bodhi Linux 4.0.0. It implies that we are using the most recent Moksha desktop to display our graphical interface. It also means that we are now using the newest Long Term Support Ubuntu 16.04 repositories and, as usual in Escuelas Linux, we also carefully selected packages from third parties to be a part of this ride.
As always, Escuelas Linux offers an educational all-inclusive experience, in which every app is preconfigured to be at it max potential for its use in schools; it offers a lot of educational and general use programs that let teachers and students to have learning experiences in a whole new level; it offers exclusive apps to ease the administration of our system in public environments.
This version includes the most recent versions of popular Free and Open Source apps (such as LibreOffice 5.2.3, Chrome 54/Chromium 53, LiveCode 8.1.2, Kdenlive 16.08.2, etc.), and also includes some veteran and proven programs (such as Gcompris and Kompozer). You will find in Escuelas Linux very polished implementations of the office suites, web browsers, audio and video players and editors, drawing apps, educational programming environments, web development, ¡even useful games!
Escuelas Linux 5.0 offers a revamped graphical look and feel. We had to let go our classical desktop in order to have a more modern and appealing face. Nevertheless, you can still use Escuelas Linux with the same level of easiness that is usual in our distribution.
We currently have support for Spanish and English languages and, as such, our distribution has reached 91 countries. The English language package is revamped too, with bug fixes such as that CmapTools and JClic opened in Spanish language, and now every program in the Moksha menu shows a description of its functionality. We hope to have new language packages very soon, with the help of educators and volunteers around the world.
We are aware of the current state of things with AMD graphic cards and Linux, in which AMD is redesigning their drivers and there is only a few graphic cards supported at the moment. All the others are currently not supported by AMD.
If your AMD graphic card works fine with the included open source drivers, give Escuelas Linux 5.0 a go. If not, wait a few days for the release of Escuelas Linux 4.6, which will be still based on the older Ubuntu 14.04 repositories and thus will have full support to the legacy AMD drivers.
Another reason to use our soon to be released 4.6 version is that our current previous version (4.5) cannot be updated to 5.0, you need to install it from scratch. If at the moment you can’t wipe to Linux partition to install 5.0, we will have an update package from 4.5 to 4.6, without need to format nor wipe anything. 4.6 will update only the most popular apps in our distribution to a current release.
A small new Escuelas Linux command that is available in 5.0 -and will be in 4.6- is a simple way to update Flash.
Tired of the too frequent security patches of that pesky program, and having to do a lot of clicks in Synaptic or typing a lot of command lines to update it? Or -worse yet- you don’t know how to update that? Be at ease: when needed, just open Terminology and type "sudo updateflash".
Escuelas Linux 5.0 32 or 64 bits, as well as the Bodhi 4.0 installer, can be downloaded from:
Escuelas Linux 5.0 32 or 64 bits English language pack can be downloaded from:
The English language Install Manual can be downloaded from:
A Spanish language Install Manual can be downloaded from:
Welcome back to the revolution in education! :-D
Escuelas Linux 5.0
Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:19 PM
Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:19 AM
Wow, just noticed that Bodhi has a fork distro!
That's cool, really cool!
I like bodhi. It is beautiful.
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