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/!\ Needs heavy reorganisation, please help to tidy this site up (jever)

/!\ debalance is doing the heavy reorganisation now, please give him a few days

About Debian Edu / Skolelinux

The Skolelinux Desktop

What is it?

  • Debian Edu

    • is a Debian project to make the best distribution for educational purposes.
      You can read more about here.

    Skolelinux

    • is the name of a Debian Pure Blend which is produced by the Debian Edu project.
      "Skole" ([skuːl]) is the Norwegian form of "school". Both "skole" and "school" comes from the Latin word "schola".

Goals

  • Provide a complete software solution using free software and ...
    • tailored for the needs and use-cases in educational scenarios.
    • preconfigured for easy installation (standalone, as well as network-wide rollout).
    • easy to use, maintain, and administer.
    • supporting your language natively.

  • Classify and package all free software related to education.
  • Write documentation to describe how to use the various softwares (in an educational context).
  • International availability, currently being translated into XX languages.

Homepage vs. Wiki

Get started

Download

  • See how to ?download or ?order Skolelinux.

Install

  • Fetch some Documentation and have a look at it. The first chapters of the manual provide a good overview. ;-)

Use

  • Start using your new system!
  • Remember, that Debian Edu is 99,9% Debian, so almost all help for using Debian also applies to Debian Edu.

Documentaion

Manuals

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Manuals

Thorough books covering multiple topics

Howtos

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Howto

Shorter articles covering a specific topic or problem

Educational software

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Educational software

Overview of software available in Skolelinux

OpenOffice

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OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org's support pages

Debian

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Debian GNU/Linux

Debian's support pages

Help

  • Please try to learn more about Debian Edu first.

  • Use the search function of this wiki!
  • If you don't find usable information and solutions for your problem, talk to us. See below!

Frequently asked questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions – with answers :-)

Free help

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Free help

How to get in touch with the voluntary community, and how to proceed in order to get answers to your questions

Professional help

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Professional help

Skolelinux consultants

Talk to us and participate

ML - mailing lists

  • The coordination of this project happens on the debian-edu mailing list.

    • Go there to subscribe to the list, browse its archives, or view some statistics.
    • If you only want to drop an email then just do so; you don't have to subscribe to the list. (But please mention that you are not subscribed.)
    • GMANE provides a news gateway and a webforum gateway to this list.

  • Further /MailingLists deal with user support, translation, and other issues.

IRC - internet relay chat

Contribute - Help us to improve!

Everyone can help

  • You can help in many ways:
    • take a look at some possibilities to /Contribute to DebianEdu

    • write good documentation for the education related software
    • join one of our /Teams

    • help with this Wiki
    • (...)

Tasks for Debian Developers

  • You can help in many ways:
    • package and maintain the software listed in /ToPackage

    • package and maintain any software listed in Ofset that is not yet in Debian

    • sponsor non-Debian developers who are packaging education related software
    • integrate existing external packages into Debian; see /ToIntegrate

    • help with DebianInstaller to produce an even friendlier installer for people with limited computer-skills

    • (...)

Reports, presentations experiences

Reports

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Reports

Independent reports about or relevant to Skolelinux

Presentations

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Presentations

Presentations held by the Skolelinux team

User experiences

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User experiences

Problems, solutions and success stories from users of Skolelinux

Learn more

Metapackages

  • Here you can find a complete list of packages which are included by the Debian Edu metapackages; feel free to propose changes (to this as well as to the metapackages) on the mailing list.

  • For an easy installation of the education-related software, there are some metapackages for DebianEdu.
    see packages : education-tasks (all education-*packages)

  • If you are a developer you might be interested to fix some bugs. Have a look at the bugs of related packages.

Debian Edu Wiki

  • We try to put all useful information (or at least links to it) into these pages.
  • You can also edit everything or place comments on any page; this is a wiki! (You may have to login first.)
  • Any change in the Debian Edu section of the wiki will be noticed by the Debian Edu team. ;-)

  • Go here for a complete SiteMap.

skolelinux.no

  • Our bug tracking system

    • View existing bugreports and feature requests; or create new ones.

    Linux Signpost

    • Become informed about alternatives to 'standard' commercial software and using linux.

Other languages

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