Welcome to Edubuntu 11.10

The Edubuntu development team is really proud and happy to announce that Edubuntu 11.10 has now been released.

You may now try it online or download it.

This release brings a refreshed desktop environment based on Ubuntu’s Unity while still offering you easy access to the familiar classic Gnome environment (through the Gnome fallback mode).

What’s new ?

As usual, Edubuntu inherits most of the changes that occur in Ubuntu.
Additionally, this release brings you:

  • New updated version of LTSP Live, translated in multiple languages
  • Updated installer featuring translations in over 25 languages
  • A new version of Gobby, the collaborative text editor, now at version 0.5
  • The latest and greatest version 2 of Gbrainy.
  • A refreshed user interface, now based on Unity by default and featuring a different icon theme and wallpaper.
  • Support for OEM installations of Edubuntu

This release will be supported for 18 months.

To learn more about what’s new Ubuntu 11.10, you can read the official release notes.

How do I get it ?

The DVD image (also usable as a USB image) is downloadable from our download page.

Installation instructions are available here.

And if you just want to see what it looks like, we have screenshots available.

As usual, if you want to try it out, but can’t wait for your download to finish, try it out online on Edubuntu WebLive!

If you already have an Ubuntu or derivative system installed, you can simply install any additional Edubuntu packages that you would like to use.

Users of Edubuntu 11.04 can also upgrade directly to 11.10, please note that in all cases you’ll get Unity as your new interface, you’ll need to select Gnome fallback from the login screen after reboot if you want a classic Gnome interface.

Known issues

  • Unfortunately, due to Gnome upstream transitioning to gsettings and gtk3, we weren’t able to include Gnome Nanny, Sabayon and Pessulus in this release.
  • Our advanced package selection tool may not appear for users installing in some languages, in such case, all the Edubuntu packages will get installed and you’ll then need to remove these you don’t want after rebooting to your installed system.
  • When using the Gnome fallback mode, removing a panel will result in a crash message on the first attempt. After that it works fine.

Further Information

Community support is available via IRC, Forums and Mailing lists.
Please refer to http://edubuntu.org/documentation for more information.

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