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Translation(s): English - Italiano

Everyone: please scan through all the pages in the DebianEdu/SiteMap and help either updating them, deleting them if they're irrelevant/redundant/outdated or explicitly mark them as such.

Debian Edu / Skolelinux

The Skolelinux Desktop

A screenshot from the older Debian Edu 5.0.4 "Lenny" release showing the KDE desktop

What is it?

Debian Edu

is a Debian project to make the best distribution for educational purposes. Read more about Debian Edu....


is the name of a Debian Pure Blend which is produced by the Debian Edu project.

Skole [skuːl] is the Norvegian word for school. Both skole and school come from the Greek word schole.


Our goals are:

  • to provide a complete free software solution:
    • tailored for the needs and use cases of educational scenarios,
    • pre-configured for easy installation (standalone, as well as network-wide roll-out).
    • easy-to-use, maintain, and administer,
    • supporting your language natively.

  • to classify and package all free software related to education.
  • to write documentation describing how to use the various software applications (in an educational context).
  • to achieve international availability, translated into many languages.

Homepage and Wiki

Getting started


  • See how to ?download or ?order Debian Edu.


  • Read through the Documentation. The first chapters of the manual would provide a good overview. ;-)


  • Start using your new system! If you encounter difficulties not covered by the documentation, please add to it after you get help to resolve them.
  • Remember that Debian Edu is 99.9% Debian, so almost all help for using Debian also applies to Debian Edu.





Thorough books covering multiple topics




Shorter articles covering a specific topic or problem




Documentation about how to add features for specific countries/states/regions in the world to Skolelinux

Educational software


Educational software

Overview of software available in Skolelinux




OpenOffice.org's support pages



Debian GNU/Linux

Debian's support pages


Frequently asked questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions – with answers :-)

Free help


Free help

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

Professional help


Professional help

Skolelinux consultants, companies providing support services

More 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!

Talk to us and participate

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 want to send us an email then just do so; you don't have to be subscribed to the list. (But please mention when doing so if you are not subscribed.)
    • GMANE provides a news gateway and a web forum gateway to this list.

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

IRC - Internet relay chat

Preparation for the next IRC meeting

List of past IRC meetings

Contribute - help us to improve!

Everyone can help

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

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

    • help with this Wiki
    • (...)

Tasks for Debian Developers

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

    • package and maintain any software listed at 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

    • (...)

Donating Money to the Debian Edu / Skolelinux Project

Reports, presentations and experiences




Independent reports about or relevant to Skolelinux




Presentations held by the Skolelinux team

User experiences


User experiences

Problems, solutions and success stories from users of Skolelinux

Learn more


  • Here you can find a complete list of packages which are included by the Debian Edu meta-packages; feel free to propose changes to these on the mailing list.

  • For an easy installation of education-related software, there are some meta-packages for DebianEdu.

  • If you are a developer you might be interested in fixing some bugs. Have a look at the bugs in 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 log in first.)
  • Any change in the Debian Edu section of the Wiki will be noticed by the Debian Edu team. ;-)

  • See the complete site map.

At skolelinux.no

Our bug tracking system


View existing bug reports and feature requests; or create new ones.

Linux Signpost


Keep informed about alternatives to 'standard' commercial software by using Linux.

Other languages

We have a 2-page flyer available in over a dozen languages (as PDF and for OpenOffice.org), including: