openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 11.3 available now!

17. Jul 2010 | News Team | No License

openSUSE Education team is very thrilled to announce the availability of openSUSE Edu: Linux for Education(Li-f-e). Li-f-e is built on openSUSE 11.3. The aim of this DVD is to provide complete education and development resources for parents, students, teachers as well as IT admins running labs at educational institutes

It comes bundled with a wealth of softwares carefully selected to meet every need. Educational softwares covering wide range of subjects such as IT, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, electronics etc catering to students right from preschool to research.

Softwares for graphic designers include GIMP, Inkscape, Blender and more. Office applications to work on pdfs and any office formats including those of the latest MicroSoft Office is included.

If you are a developer or a student wanting to learn programming on Linux platform, there is everything you can hope for in one place: Java, C, C++, Perl, Python, LAMP stack, databases, IDEs, the list goes on…

Thanks to KIWI-LTSP, we also have the most advanced and easiest LTSP implementation on this DVD, with Easy-LTSP GUI and  iTALC integration with LTSP, managing classroom has never been this easy. LTSP allows schools to run multiple diskless PCs as “thin clients”, no special hardware required, any PC with 256MB RAM with onboard NIC capable of PXE booting is sufficient to run this latest operating system.

Of course what good would a computer be if it cannot play games, music and movies, right? We have all of those in this DVD too. Apart from Linux games, wine is bundled to run some Windows applications, so few games might work on that too, you can maybe play your old DOS games in DOS Box too.

The DVD comes with many popular desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, Sugar, IceWM and even GNOME3 preview. All softwares will work seamlessly in any environment you choose. Everything above is in an incredible 2.6G DVD/USB image.

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