openSUSE Education team once again presents Li-f-e (Linux for Education) built on hot new openSUSE 12.2 including all the post release updates. As always this edition of Li-f-e comes bundled with a lot of softwares useful for students, teachers, as well as IT admins of educational institutions. Apart from stable versions of KDE and Gnome, Cinnamon is also available. Sugar desktop suite makes a comeback thanks to the work of Xin Wang packaging it. Li-f-e also give full multimedia experience right out of the box without having to install anything extra. The live installable DVD iso stands at 3.3G as an incredible array of softwares from open source world are available on it, we have not just bundled them in, but have tried to integrate it with the distribution to give everything a seamless feel.
KIWI-LTSP brings Li-f-e a very easy to setup LTSP server for PXE booting thin-clients/PC/laptop over the network with many new features and improvements. It can be deployed at schools, homes or even offices. Epoptes lab administration tool makes its debut replacing italc, epoptes allows control of every aspect of the clients, such as: lock/unlock screen, full remote control, messaging, broadcasting display, reboot/shutdown etc.
As this edition is based on openSUSE 12.2, all the official 12.2 updates, repositories from build service and packman can be used to install additional softwares and keep it up to date.
Minimum hardware requirement is 1GB of RAM and 15GB free disk space. Installation from USB stick will take about 40 minutes to complete, from a DVD it takes much longer. Check this howto for creating live USB stick on vfat partition or other GUI and terminal ways.
Have a lot of fun…
Your openSUSE Education Team
6 JUNE 2012 - please mark this day in your calendar, as this is the World IPv6 day. This day is meant to call attention to the fact that IPv4 addresses have run out and the web has to move on to IPv6. openSUSE-Education will be part of this initiative, joining the ranks of Google, Yahoo and Facebook in making sure its infrastructure is IPv6 capable on June 6th.
The openSUSE-Education team is working hard to bring IPv6 services up. They started a few weeks ago and plan to be ready on June 6th, the World IPv6 day. On that day, all external services will be reachable via both IPv4 and IPv6. This includes this webpage, rsync and also the Email system.
openSUSE Education team is proud to present another edition of openSUSE-Edu Li-f-e (Linux for Education) based on openSUSE 12.1. Li-f-e comes loaded with everything that students, parents, teachers and system admins of educational institutions may need.
Softwares for mathematics, chemistry, astronomy etc, servers like KIWI-LTSP, Fedena school ERP, Moodle course management etc., full multimedia, graphics, office suite, many popular programming languages including AMP stack, java, C, C++, python, ruby, latest stable Gnome and KDE desktop environments and lot more is packed in this release. More about softwares included here.
To know more about openSUSE Education project, file bugs, request enhancements, participate, or to get in touch with us visit Education Portal.
Create live USB stick or DVD with this image. About 15GB disk space and 1GB RAM is required for installation, more is better. Please note that we release 32bit image only, for users with RAM 4G or more install and use kernel-pae package.
Use download manager or Metalink client such as aria2c for most efficient way to download.
Starting with the release of openSUSE 11.3, we changed our own release cycle. We can use the openSUSE-Buildservice now for building not only packages but also a complete Live-Media - so whenever we add a new package to the media or fix something inside a package, the openSUSE-Buildservice automatically starts a new build and finished by upgrading the resulting ISO-Image automatically.
So if you want to help us testing (or just want to use always the latest ISO), just use this URL: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Education/images/iso/
Tested ISO-Images are also placed here: http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/ISOs/
We've decided to start with a new moodle webpage to collect online courses about openSUSE, openSUSE in Education and other interesting stuff for teachers and students.
So let's start moodle'ing on http://www.opensuse-education.org/moodle/!