Last July 6 was an important day in the Linux world. It was the day that Project Debian released Debian 10 "Buster", the latest version of an operating system on which many distributions are based, including the well-known Ubuntu. Among everything that was announced that day, which was not little, also announced Debian Education 10, a kind of flavor of Debian that is focused for school use.
In fact, Debian Edu is also known as skolelinux. This distribution provides a ready-to-use and fully configured network environment for any school. Edubuntu probably sounds more familiar to you, as it is one of the official flavors of Ubuntu, the most famous Debian-based distribution. But there is reason enough to think that Debian Edu is better than Edubuntu: Canonical's proposal was discontinued almost three years ago.
Debian Edu 10, everything a school needs based on Linux
"Skolelinux" it also includes tools for setting up zone-specific multilingual support, improved desktop localization for all supported languages, the GOsa² plugin for password management, and better TLS / SSL support on the internal network. The new version comes with both the official Debian installation images and zone-specific modular support.
Among the most outstanding novelties that come with Debian Edu 10 "Buster", beyond being based on the recently released version of Debian, we have:
- New tool to regenerate LDAP databases.
- Additional meta-packages to group educational packages by school level.
- Support for configuring SSH and NFS services through Kerberos.
- Support for the X2Go server in systems with LTSP-Server profiles.
Those interested can download the latest version of Debian Edu from the official Debian download website by clicking here!.