Ubuntu Education (UbuntuEd)

Hi everyone,

The first stable build of UbuntuEd 20.04 Focal Fossa is now available. This is an Education Edition of Ubuntu for kids, schools and universities, and a substitute for the now discontinued Edubuntu (Ubuntu Education) flavor. It can be downloaded from:

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m0LjZDeY-4Cj3vJX8Ymqls14b3gQVHEt?usp=sharing

Torrent: https://k-jtan.ca/torrents/distributions/ubuntu-ed/

MEGA: https://mega.nz/folder/WZIGHArL#6owTrrs3Tq8JyaRaW1MCbQ

Project website would be available soon. Our Twitter handle is at https://twitter.com/ed_ubuntu, Telegram Channel and Group at t.me/ubuntuunityannouncements and t.me/ubuntuunitydiscuss respectively. Please log any issues/bugs that you find during testing at https://gitlab.com/ubuntu-unity/ubuntu-unity-issues/-/issues/.

Release Notes:

  1. Both GNOME and Unity7 (default) DEs are available, and you can choose between them while logging in.

  2. Apart from the default applications already present in UbuntuEd, metapackages are available to install additional educational applications. Metapackages for more subjects would be made available soon. These can be installed on existing Ubuntu systems as well:

For different age groups -

a. Pre-school (ages < 6) - tuxpaint, gamine, parley, tuxtype, tuxmath

b. Primary (ages 6-12) - gnome-calculator, gamine, laby, tuxpaint, tuxmath, tuxtype

c. Secondary (ages 13-18) - gnome-calculator, laby, calibre, marble, einstein, lybniz, chemtool, inkscape, fritzing, tuxtype

d. Tertiary (university level) - gnome-calculator, calibre, chemtool, laby, openscad, inkscape, step, fritzing

For different subjects -

1. os-devel.deb (Operating System Development) --> zsh, qemu-system-x86, nasm, build-essential, kate, g++, clang, emacs

2. code-devel.deb (Development) --> zsh, default-jdk, default-jre, build-essential, python3, ruby, kate, netbeans

3. astronomy.deb (Astronomy) --> kstars, gimp, redshift, astromatic, stellarium, xplanet, gpredict, previsat, gcx

4. chemistry.deb (Chemistry) --> gdis, openbabel, chemtool, xdrawchem, gromacs, psi4, nwchem, avogadro, pymol, cp2k, gabedit

5. physics.deb (Physics) --> cernlib, lightspeed, openfoam, cp2k, step, gerris, geant321

6. maths.deb (Mathematics) --> cantor, geogebra, geomview, gnuplot, grace, graphmonkey, python3-matplotlib, jfractionlab, jupyter-nbformat, jupyter-notebook, kalgebra, kbruch, kig, kmplot, rocs, xmabacus

7. neuroscience.deb (Neuroscience) --> afni, bioimagesuite, brainvisa, caret, connectomeviewer, debruijn, eeglab, fieldtrip, freesurfer, fsl, fslview, hid, iqr, lipsia, mni-autoreg, mni-n3, openmeeg-tools, openwalnut-qt4, pysurfer, science-psychophysics, science-typesetting, slicer, spm8, voxbo, xnat, amide, dicom3tools, dicomnifti, itksnap, medcon, minc-tools, mriconvert, mricron, nifti-bin, nifti2dicom, praat, psignifit, python3-nibabel, python3-pydicom, python3-statsmodels, qnifti2dicom, xmedcon

These can be downloaded from the same source (Google Drive, in the folder ‘Extras’). All additional/requested apps that are packaged for UbuntuEd would be uploaded to ‘Apps’ folder in Google Drive. To install the UbuntuEd educational metapackages (on any Debian-based distribution, including UbuntuEd and Ubuntu), type the following command:

sudo apt install <PATH-TO-FILE>

where <PATH-TO-FILE> is the path to the downloaded metapackage.

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Welcome to Linux for Education community, I’ve added the link to this page on the Li-f-e home page of Education spin I maintain, is there another website for this that I can link there?

Good work, we need more education focused distributions during these times.

Cheers

-J

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Thank you, website will be available soon. The project Twitter handle is at https://twitter.com/ed_ubuntu, Telegram Channel and Group at t.me/ubuntuunityannouncements and t.me/ubuntuunitydiscuss respectively.

New metapackages are now available for more subjects:

os-devel.deb (Operating System Development) --> zsh, qemu-system-x86, nasm, build-essential, kate, g++, clang, emacs

code-devel.deb (Development) --> zsh, default-jdk, default-jre, build-essential, python3, ruby, kate, netbeans

astronomy.deb (Astronomy) --> kstars, gimp, redshift, astromatic, stellarium, xplanet, gpredict, previsat, gcx

chemistry.deb (Chemistry) --> gdis, openbabel, chemtool, xdrawchem, gromacs, psi4, nwchem, avogadro, pymol, cp2k, gabedit

physics.deb (Physics) --> cernlib, lightspeed, openfoam, cp2k, step, gerris, geant321

maths.deb (Mathematics) --> cantor, geogebra, geomview, gnuplot, grace, graphmonkey, python3-matplotlib, jfractionlab, jupyter-nbformat, jupyter-notebook, kalgebra, kbruch, kig, kmplot, rocs, xmabacus

neuroscience.deb (Neuroscience) --> afni, bioimagesuite, brainvisa, caret, connectomeviewer, debruijn, eeglab, fieldtrip, freesurfer, fsl, fslview, hid, iqr, lipsia, mni-autoreg, mni-n3, openmeeg-tools, openwalnut-qt4, pysurfer, science-psychophysics, science-typesetting, slicer, spm8, voxbo, xnat, amide, dicom3tools, dicomnifti, itksnap, medcon, minc-tools, mriconvert, mricron, nifti-bin, nifti2dicom, praat, psignifit, python3-nibabel, python3-pydicom, python3-statsmodels, qnifti2dicom, xmedcon

More subject metapackages would be available soon.

How to install UbuntuEd educational metapackages (on any Debian-based distribution, including UbuntuEd and Ubuntu)

Type the following command:

sudo apt install <PATH-TO-FILE>

Where <PATH-TO-FILE> is the path to the downloaded metapackage from https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nmbPB_LCS6J459LHmYjVGW830zn_P7Eg?usp=sharing

We now have a platform where you can contribute projects and artwork for UbuntuEd - The Open Source Hub at http://foss.ubuntuunity.org

&

A proper discussion forum (much like Ubuntu Discourse) at http://foss.ubuntuunity.org/forums

There are direct links to these on our website (ubuntuunity.org).

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Truly amazing! I really do appreciate you effort.

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