Li-f-e: Linux for Education 22.04 LTS out now!

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/

Li-f-e : Linux for Education 20.04.2 now available

The new ISO image is available for download here. Click (i) icon next to the iso file link on the download page for checksums of the image.

Apart from all the packages updated from their respective repositories, here are the changes from the last release:

Li-f-e : Linux for Education 20.04.1 update 1 now available

The new ISO image is available for download here.

Apart from all the packages updated from their respective repositories, here are the changes from the last release:

  • Gambas does not work with Contemporary panel layout, so we have switched to Familiar layout, if you have already installed from last iso image and need to run Gambas, then switch the panel layout using mate-tweak tool.
  • Gnome is now available, select the session at log in screen
  • Added Klavaro typing tutor

Li-f-e: Linux for Education 20.04.1 now available.

Life is now updated to 20.04.1, See Ubuntu 20.04.1 ReleaseNotes for all the changes in the base distribution since last release.

Use this new image if you are doing fresh installation of Life, if you have already installed Life 20.04 then all you need to do to stay up to date is update your system using any of the GUI update tools available such as Software Boutique or run in a terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

New additional changes to this image is Libreoffice 7.0.0 and built-in Appimage integration.

Download from here.

Li-f-e: Installing more applications

This is a “How to” find and install more applications using Snap, Flatpak or AppImage on Li-f-e.

It is now possible to install even proprietary applications on Li-f-e very easily.

Be warned that all applications available from various places may not be of good quality or fully functional. Applications are sometimes slow to launch and occupy a lot more space on the disk. Some apps may install/update/replace applications without user’s consent/knowledge. Do your research before you trust the source.

Software stores:
https://flathub.org/apps
https://appimage.github.io/
https://snapcraft.io/

Check out the video for how to get access to these app stores in Li-f-e.

In short, go to Control Center -> Software Boutique -> More Software

Li-f-e: Linux for Education 20.04 is out now!

Latest edition of Li-f-e: Linux for Education is now available. This version is based on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS. A lot of useful applications are included on top of the already brillant Ubuntu MATE release to make this a complete operating system for education and home use. Check out Ubuntu MATE Relese Notes to find out all the goodies it packs.


Education packages we include are Avogadro2, Stellarium, GNU PSPP, Geogebra, Tux(Math, Typing, Paint) suite and more.

For the developers, we include VSCodium, Bluefish, Gambas and Geany. We have GIMP, Shotwell, Inkscape, Darktable and much more for graphics management and editing.

In this release we have included both(Why not!) Firefox and Chromium browsers. VLC, Clementine, Rhythmbox provide complete multimedia experience, OpenShot, 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, we have Sigil for ebook editing, FBReader ebook reader, FET Time Table generator adds to Office bouquet ,

This release is also Snap free, however it is very easy to get Snap, Flatpak and AppImage support, see https://cyberorg.wordpress.com/2020/07/07/li-f-e-installing-more-applications/ for a how to.

There is much much more to Life, explore yourself, we have tried to make this as complete operating system to meet all technological requirements of teachers, students and home users.

Get it from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberorg-home/files/Li-f-e/

 

Li-f-e: Linux for Education 18.04.3 available

Li-f-e: Linux for Education based on Ubuntu MATE 18.04.3 x86_64/amd64 is available for download.

Comes with MATE 1.20.1, Linux 5.0.0 from HWE stack, Firefox 68.0.1, Libreoffice 6.0.7.3, and many applications suitable for education and home environment.

Get it from https://sourceforge.net/projects/cyberorg-home/files/Li-f-e/

Check out complete changelog of Ubuntu and Ubuntu-MATE 18.04.3, thanks to those communities for providing a solid base.

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