Latest edition of Li-f-e: Linux for Education is now available. This version is based on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS(Jammy Jellyfish). Check out Ubuntu MATE Release Notes to find out about the changes to the base distribution. Some packages are removed in this release because the base distribution size has increased and to accommodate some new packages.
Education packages we include are Stellarium, GNU PSPP, Geogebra, Tux(Math, Typing, Paint) suite and more.
For the developers, we include Visual Studio Code, Bluefish, Gambas and Geany. Nginx, PHP, MariaDB etc for web development are pre-installed. We have GIMP, Inkscape, Darktable and much more for graphics management and editing.
In this release we have included both Firefox and Chromium browsers, they are both non-snap PPA archives. Kdenlive replaces openshot in this release. VLC, Clementine, Rhythmbox provide complete multimedia experience, Kazam, Pencil2D, Synfig Studio and Audacity for your audio and video creating and editing requirements, teachers can get on with creating rich multimedia content for teaching remotely without having to look for tools themselves.
Over and above the full LibreOffice suite, including Math, we have Sigil for ebook editing, FBReader ebook reader, FET Time Table generator adds to Office bouquet ,
This release is also Snap free, ISO image simply cannot accommodate huge amount of space it takes for few applications, however it is very easy to enable it if you need it, go to Control Center -> Software Boutique -> More Software to install Software. If you prefer Snap applications over other formats, then after installing Software, also remove a file by running this command in terminal
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/anti-snap. AppImage and Flatpak support is built-in.
This release has choices of two Desktop Environments: MATE DE and GNOME based Ubuntu DE, select your preference at the login screen.
There is much much more to this Life, explore yourself, we have tried to make this as complete operating system to meet all technological requirements of teachers, students and home users.The downloaded image can be run in a virtual machine or from a 4GB USB stick to test, and for the best user experience install it on a hard disk with minimum 50GB partition. It can also be installed alongside any other OS to multi-boot.
Get it from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberorg-home/files/Li-f-e/