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openSUSE-Education 1.0 for 11.0 is Ready

September 28th, 2008 by

The openSUSE-Education Add On for openSUSE 11.0 is ready! Big steps compared to the 10.3 release:

  • Better LTSP integration: now Easy-LTSP helps you to configure your whole LTSP server with one graphical tool and the clients can run local applications like Firefox to save resources on the LTSP server.
  • Many package updates and new applications (the repository contains >1300 packages now!) – please have a look at the current patterns on your local machine to see the big improvement.
  • Direct integration into the community repositories – with “Education” being part of the “YaST2 – Software Repositories” module the online repository is just one click away.
  • Separate online update repository: if you like, just enable the education update repository to get the latest updates of your education applications.
  • Complete new structure for the development of the next openSUSE-Education releases. Please have a look at the mailing list to get a short overview.

You can either download the ISO image from here:


(md5sum: 8b9a756f775c052ac38d47fe7d46361e)

Or add the online repository as installation source:

http://www.opensuse-education.org/download/repo/1.0/11.0/ (Note: Please re-add it if you’ve added it before – just delete the current repository via YaST and re-add it.)

A delta-iso against RC1 (240MB) is also available. The game is engaging, the clean, vector-style artwork is very impressive, and each mobble offers plenty of color and cute animations

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7 Responses to “openSUSE-Education 1.0 for 11.0 is Ready”

  1. brian foulkrod

    i’m still trying to download 11.0 (two weeks worth of trying has only gotten me either parital files or an iso image with an invalid checksum).

    think i’ll hold off on trying the beta until i can at least get teh latest stable release to see under the hood.

  2. Lars

    Please try ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/education/ – the ISO image here is the same as on openSUSE-Education.org.

  3. Dich

    I usually ignore such posts on other sites, but SuSE is my favorite distro since many years and I somehow feel upset when things go wrong (in my opinion).
    Just scroll up and read the whole post. For someone who never happen to know what exactly “openSUSE-Education” is, what is he supposed to learn from the post? That it’s an add-on. And it’s ready. and that the LTSP configuration is now easier… and so on and so forth. Where the hell is the “road”, the development from simple and understandable by anyone to detailed and complex. Why would one really need to add the repo, install the product and THEN only learn what it was for? It’s something about Education, why wouldn’t you then just make it a tiny bit more educational? Two lines would be enough for anyone who reads to understand if he needs to read further (maybe download, use etc), or it’s something totally irrelevant for him? One has to read through everything now to find out he didn’t learn ANYTHING…

    • niederchris

      I fully agree with you. I’m wondering, how long it lasts until someone reads your comment and acts upon.

  4. xavier


    I’m looking a Linux distro. for my little brother of 9 years old.

    Does openSUSE + openSuse-Education is form him? Does he will be able to play, learn, etc. or this is just for schools use?


  5. Mithel

    What is “openSUSE-education? I’m surprised nobody seems to realize the number one “flaw” of Linux is lack of decent documentation and an abundance of cryptic features. I’ve been running Linux (various distributions) for a decade and don’t feel like I know what I’m doing. Every time I turn around it seems there is yet another feature like this which I have no idea what it is and the post says nothing about what it is nor gives a clear link to where to go in case you might be interested.

    • Anonymous

      If you’ve heard of Edubuntu, this is the OpenSUSE equivalent, but if you haven’t, the K-12 Linux project evolved the Linux Terminal Server Project to allow a classroom full of cheap pc’s to boot from a server, and run apps either on the server or locally, as well as provide a teacher with the means to freeze all activity or to focus on one student’s work. There are commercial packages that do this for windows, but these projects have made setting up a computer-driven classroom/lab very simple.