I’ve been waiting on this for a while now, and thanks to Peter Rock for giving me the heads up. The first release of Edubuntu, an educational version of Ubuntu Linux, is now available for download.
Edubuntu is a flavour of the [WWW] Ubuntu operating system, which is optimised for classroom use. It has been developed in collaboration with teachers and technologists around the world. The aim of Edubuntu is that an educator with limited technical knowledge and skill should be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an on-line learning environment, in an hour or less, and then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek. This is our first step towards that goal.
Ubuntu is one of my favorite distributions of Linux, and I have great expectations for this educationalized version. If you are looking for an excuse to try Linux for the classroom, do yourself a favour and download/install Edubuntu. It may be one of the easiest steps into the Linux environment.