Press Package to be released to the media upon release of 3.0.

The press package contains the following pieces:

  1. A general press release announcing availability of Skolelinux 3.0. with media contacts from five countries and general information.
  2. Quotes from developers, media contacts and beta-testers.
  3. What about including some pictures, perhaps of a classroom using skolelinux or a screenshot of the desktop? [pere 2007-07-20]

The press package is available in English, Norwegian, Spanish and other languages online at

Media information

This freely available 'press package' from Debian-Edu is made available as a part of the 3.0 ("Terra") release of our Custom Debian Distribution - Skolelinux.

For questions regarding the 'press package' or any content found within, please contact the Debian-Edu media contacts found here:

1: Press release

Debian-Edu: Skolelinux 3.0 Terra available for free download!

* Oslo - July 22., 2007

Skolelinux 3.0 is ready. This is an community release with comprehensive support from regional and national projects in Germany, Spain, France, Greece and Norway. The Skolelinux project is now a part of Debian under the name Debian-Edu. Several other projects have made additional functionality to Skolelinux tailored for national needs. Skolelinux now supports 50 countries.

Whats new in Skolelinux 3.0:

About Skolelinux

Skolelinux is a complete tailored software solution for the needs of any educational institution or school. It is a ready computer system were the school does not need to piece together the components.

Skolelinux is the result of the work of the Debian Edu project and Debian Edu is an official Debian subproject. It is installed in a great number of schools in Norway, Germany, France and other countries. Municipalities and Commercial Service Providers run Skolelinux across multiple schools, operated and maintained centrally. Service providers report that the "lowfat clients" require half the maintenance cost of other desktop alternatives.

The next milestone of Skolelinux development will be to merge the Debian-based LinEx distro into Debian Edu[2]. Currently LinEx is used by more than 250,000 students and public employees in the region of Extremadura in Spain.

In depth

"Lowfat clients" is also known as Diskless workstations. They run applications locally on the client. All software comes from the server instead of locally from the client hard drive. Recommended minimum requirement for client machines is > 256 MB RAM and 800 MHz CPU. Skolelinux now got improved tools for system survailance and maintenence.

Roadmap for next merging of LinEx and Debian-Edu:

Please note that the documentation for the 3.0 Terra release is only available in English at the moment and contains some rough edges. We have considered releasing before the end of the summer holidays more important and we will fix those rough edges in the coming weeks, when we also expect more translations to show up. Those fixes will be included in the upcoming 3.0 r1 release.

Contact information

For more information about Debian-Edu/Skolelinux please see our webpage at


A complete list of improvements have been made available at

2: Quotes

Steffen Joeris, Developer - Germany:

This includes the new "Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 3.0" version and many things behind the curtain as well, such as new infrastructure, internal team structure, new contributors and a deeper connection to Debian."

Steffen Joeris, Developer - Germany:

Anders Kringstad Hanssen, Leader, Free Software in Schools - Norway:

Knut Yrvin, Relations manager, Skolelinux project - Norway:

Holger Levsen, Developer - Germany:

Richard Brand, German School of Oslo - Norway:

Trond Mæhlum, ICT advisor, municipality of Kongsvinger - Norway:

Viggo Fedreheim, municipality of Narvik - Norway: