Years ago a wave of free projects came out that consisted of creating a series of regional distributions. The project was interesting because it wanted public computers to stop using Windows.
However this was very expensive and crazy as even the people wanted to have their own Gnu / Linux distribution. Of all this, only the Guadalinex project in Andalusia and some other project remain in force. They all look dead but they're still there and they're still alive, like Guadalinex.
Recientemente have presented a new version of their educational flavor. This distribution They are called Guadalinex Edu Next, an updated version that will be installed on all the equipment of the Junta de Andalucía and maybe on some more.
Guadalinex Edu Next continues based on Ubuntu 16.04 but it does not incorporate Unity as the main desktop, but rather the well-known Gnome-Shell. In addition, the Software Center has been significantly altered so that users, both teachers and children can install the latest software they want from the repositories.
Guadalinex Edu Next uses Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 as a base
The kernel 4.4 is incorporated into this distribution as well as DNI-e or Mee, the latter is a Macmillan tool to be able to read and use educational texts online. The rest of the educational tools have been updated, paying special attention to the software that manages the groups and the teacher's administration, important tools.
Ubuntu 16.04 is sometimes too much for many computers, that is why Guadalinex Edu Next has a slim version built with LXDE which will make it compatible with more equipment in schools and even make some equipment very fast again. These two versions are available through the official website of Guadalinex Edu, but you have to pass some requirements to be able to obtain it because this distribution is mainly intended for the educational world.
Personally I find this launch very interesting since on the one hand, Andalusian youth will be able to learn together with Free Software and on the other hand it is shown that the Guadalinex project is not dead yet.