The openSUSE Education team is proud to announce the availability of the updated Li-f-e hybrid ISO. Unlike the official openSUSE release, the Edu project’s Li-f-e flavor will get updated almost on a monthly basis. These minor releases will contain all the official openSUSE 11.2 updates, some important package version updates and may be addition of new features too. With these gradual improvements we are hoping to make one of the best Education OS even better.
A number of changes have been made since the last release:
- All official openSUSE 11.2 updates.
- Sugar 0.86.3
- KIWI-LTSP 0.8.1 including the latest LTSP packages. See the Quick Start instructions to enable the services. LTSP allows you to use old(and new) computers as diskless thin-clients without modification.
- New Netboot option in the boot menu, uses gPXE to boot from network. This requires a server (LTSP) serving the PXEboot images. This option is useful if the LAN card on the PC does not support PXE booting.
- Inkscape 0.47
- Added new packages: Tomcat, Kdenlive for video editing, and Code::Blocks IDE.
- Most of the Education software is updated, including GCompris and Moodle.
- Installation improvements: saner partition suggestion and online update is not run in second stage. Do it manually via “zypper ref && zypper up” if required.
The list of applications on this disk, including Educational softwares can be found on the openSUSE wiki.
It’s best to use rsync, wget, or another download manager to download the image as Web browsers are known to get incomplete downloads.
The fastest way to download is using a metalink client. Here is an example of using the command line metalink client aria2:
aria2c -c http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/ISOs/openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e-11.2-latest-i686.iso.metalink
As always, we would like to hear from you! See the communication page on the openSUSE wiki for ways to reach the education team.