Debian-Edu/Skolelinux 2.0 ready for free use!
After twenty-one months of development, Skolelinux has released a new version. Skolelinux, the Debian-edu project's Custom Debian Distribution, is installed in hundreds of schools in Norway, Germany, and other countries. Many municipalities use Skolelinux across all of their schools; such centralised operation offers low maintenance and operational costs. Skolelinux is free and open source software, and for those schools that need assistance, many commercial organisations offer maintenance and support solutions.
The new version of Skolelinux offers updated versions of popular programs such as OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox, and GCompris -- all in many languages. A wide variety of educational software is also available. Thin client support has been improved. It is now possible to use half-thick clients with some additional configuration. Half-thick clients allow for full use of newer hardware, offering support for CD/DVD-ROM, USB-pen, and audio devices. Since all software is distributed from the Skolelinux servers, maintenance costs on half-thick clients are still kept low.
Skolelinux FTP download
Installation and Maintaining a Debian-Edu/Skolelinux Network
List of improvements (from RC2):