Announcing Edubuntu 7.10 - Gutsy Gibbon for Education

Richard Weideman richard at
Thu Oct 18 13:09:13 BST 2007

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce version 7.10 of the Education
variant of the Ubuntu family of distributions.

Edubuntu 7.10 is based on Ubuntu 7.10, a Linux distribution for your
desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases,
a tight selection of excellent applications included, and an incredible
variety of add-on software available with a few clicks.

Edubuntu also bundles selected Education desktop applications, as well
as the latest the latest in LTSP thin client technology, allowing for
an easy install and set-up of a thin client network.

For feature highlights of Edubuntu 7.10, read our full announcement at:

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about
support, visit:

The Ubuntu 7.10 family will be supported for 18 months on both desktops
and servers. Users requiring a longer support lifetime on servers may
choose to continue using Edubuntu 6.06 LTS, with security support until
2011, rather than upgrade to or install 7.10.

Read more in the following press releases:

  Ubuntu 7.10 
  Desktop edition
  Server edition
  Ubuntu family

To Get Edubuntu 7.10

To download Edubuntu 7.10 visit:

To obtain CDs visit:

Users of Edubuntu 7.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 7.10
via Update Manager. As always, upgrades to the latest version of
Ubuntu are entirely free of charge. For further information about
upgrading, see

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which will
document any caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are
available at:

Edubuntu release notes:
Ubuntu release notes:

Find out what's new in this release with a graphical tour:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a
bug but aren't sure, try asking on the #edubuntu IRC channel,
on the Edubuntu Developers or Edubuntu Users mailing list,
or on the Ubuntu forums:

  #edubuntu on

Helping Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Edubuntu and the Ubuntu,
family of software, take a look at the list of ways you
can participate at:

Developers should consider attending the upcoming Ubuntu
Developer Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts (US) starting
29 October. More information is available at

More Information

You can find out more about Edubuntu and Ubuntu and about
this release on our websites:

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Richard Weideman
+27 (83) 321-2233
richard at

Ubuntu Education Programme Manager

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