Edubuntu 23.04, the resurrection of educational Ubuntu could not come at a better time

dubuntu 23.04

It has been made to beg, but it is here. At the moment in which you have to click the button and the new ISO appears on the Ubuntu server, the first to appear has been that of dubuntu 23.04, but it has taken longer than the rest to make its launch official. It is also understandable, since belonged to another project and there was no website where to report anything.

What can be said about an old acquaintance like this that is not already known? Well, he is Ubuntu, but focused on education. Behind him is the leader of the Ubuntu Studio project, with whom he bears some similarities. Both flavors are like other official ones with metapackages added, and if Ubuntu Studio is Kubuntu with software for content creators, Edubuntu is Ubuntu with software for students and teachers.

Other things to know is that the project leader is his wife, who is dedicated to teaching, and that she is built on top of Ubuntu (GNOME), with whom he even shares a logo with a slight difference: there is one of the circle of friends who is raising his hand, but because this circle is actually a circle of students. With all this, we go on to detail the most outstanding news that have arrived together with Edubuntu 23.04.

What's new in Edubuntu 23.04

Taking into account that he has come back to life, after six years missing, comparing would be a bit difficult. But Edubuntu 23.04 includes things like:

  • Supported for 9 months, until January 2023.
  • Linux 6.2.
  • GNOME 44.
  • Red is the default accent color, displacing the orange of the main Ubuntu release.
  • Wallpapers with educational motives.
  • New website. They have recovered the previous one in, but it has not been until today that they have activated it (in fact, while I was writing this article).
  • Metapackages for education. The packages are installed during the operating system installation process, which they say is an especially important time. They contain the metapackages:
    • ubuntu-edu-preschool for preschool.
    • ubuntu-edu-primary for primary.
    • ubuntu-edu-secondary for secondary.
    • ubuntu-edu-tertiary for higher education.
    • edubuntu-fonts to install additional fonts.
  • The installer also allows you to install more programs or remove software.

Regarding updates, there is no possible update from a previous version because the only thing that has been recovered has been the name and the philosophy. For new installations, in this case I send you to their website, and by the way you take a look.

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