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03 January 2012, 11:51

openSUSE 12.1 Edu Li-f-e for teachers and students

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openSUSE logo The openSUSE Education development team has announced the release of version 12.1 of openSUSE Edu: Linux for Education (Li-f-e). The customised variant of openSUSE includes additional applications and resources for students, teachers and educational institutions, as well as for parents.

The education edition of openSUSE is based on openSUSE 12.1 and offers a choice of desktop environments, including GNOME 3.2 and KDE 4.7. Bundled software packages cover topics such as mathematics, chemistry and astronomy; for young children, applications like GCompris, Childsplay and TuxPaint are included.

Zoom Applications include development tools, typing tutors and games
Development and programming tools are included, along with Moodle, ATutor and FreeSMS servers for education administrators. The developers note that, as only 32-bit images of openSUSE Edu Li-f-e are available, users with 4 GB of RAM or more should install and use the kernel-pae package.

More details about the release can be found in an openSUSE News post; screenshots are provided. Hybrid ISO images of openSUSE 12.1 Edu Li-f-e for creating a LiveDVD or LiveUSB are available to download for 32-bit systems from the project's SourceForge page.

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