Edubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta Released

The Edubuntu Council (@amypenguin and @eeickmeyer) is pleased to announce Edubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta, codenamed “Noble Numbat”. While it is free of any showstopper installer bugs and is representative of what will be the final release, bugs will be found within.

Desktop (amd64) and Raspberry Pi 5 (arm64+raspi) Images may be downloaded from .

Do note, however, that Raspberry Pi builds, when released, will not receive Long-Term Support due to the nature of Raspberry Pi hardware support. The best solution will be for users to upgrade Raspberry Pis to the next release. Edubuntu releases every six months.

Where’s the website?
Our website is currently a placeholder website available at courtesy of @aaronprisk, and we are still working with Canonical IS to establish a more permanent website where we can make these posts and more, including administration instructions and other documentation. We do apologize that it is taking so long.

New Features

  • Due to popular demand, we have released images for the Raspberry Pi 5! We recommend a minimum 64 GB SD card for installation.
  • We have introduced a new metapackage, installable from Edubuntu Installer, for teaching tools.
  • Likewise, together with Ubuntu Studio, we have developed a metapackage for Music Education, installable from Edubuntu Installer.
  • Edubuntu now includes a Minimal Install option. This may save some time during install in which setup may be completed using Edubuntu Installer.

New apps included are:

  • Gradebook: A way for students to keep track of their grades
  • Included with the Teaching Tools metapackage:
    ** qxw: An advanced crossword construction tool
    ** Auto Multiple Choice: A multiple choice test/quiz/questionaire generator
  • Included with the Music Education metapackage:
    ** fmit: A musical instrument tuner
    ** gnome-metronome: A metronome
    ** Minuet: A music education tool from KDE
    ** Solfege: Ear training tool
    ** Pianobooster: Piano teaching software, MIDI optional

Known Issues

  • Upon first boot, the system will reboot. This is normal, and is the mechanism to set the logo for the login screen.
  • KDE/Qt apps use a blue accent color as opposed to a red accent color or whatever accent color is set by the user in the System Settings. There is no known fix currently, however future releases may have other configurations which allow this. There are ongoing discussions that seem to have come to a halt.
  • GNOME Notes has a search provider for the Activities Overview which will sometimes crash.
  • The new Ubuntu welcome app branding does not match Edubuntu. We’re working on ways to resolve this.
  • The application overview button on the dock doesn’t match Edubuntu’s branding.
  • On the Raspberry Pi, the slideshow during initial user setup has graphical corruption.
  • On the Raspberry Pi, the first login will have the Ubuntu logo as opposed to the Edubuntu logo.
  • As Edubuntu shares a desktop with and is based on Ubuntu Desktop, any known issues can be found in the official Ubuntu Release Notes .
  • Individual applications included with Edubuntu may have their own known issues. Please consult upstream release notes for those applications before filing bug reports.

How To Contact

Edubuntu Users Mailing List (Support Discussion)
Edubuntu Developers Mailing List (Join The Team!)

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