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2018-01-29 NEW • Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 9-1.01 Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distribution with editions based on based on Xubuntu and Debian’s Stable branch. It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. The project’s latest release is based on Debian and includes several bug fixes along with support for a wider range of wireless network cards. “As a reminder, this version includes the UEFI support for the 32- and 64-bits architectures, and integrates the essential ‘Debian Beginner’s Handbook’, updated for the Stretch version by our friends of the 3HG Team led by our mate arpinux, this handbook being available in both French and English versions. Also included are our latest presentation and installation tutorials already published on the Developpez.com site, as well as the one concerning the printer configuration under Debian, also available in both French and English languages. This Debian Edition 2-1.01 version includes the following fixes and enhancements: Based on Debian 9.3 Stretch. Workaround concerning the display freeze at startup bug in the Linux 4.9 kernel….” More details can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: emmabuntus-de2-amd64-stretch-1.01.iso (3,632MB, SHA256, pkglist).
About Emmabuntüs Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distributionwith editions based on based on Xubuntu and Debian’s Stable branch. It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. It also includes many modern features, such as large number of pre-configured programs for everyday use, dockbar for launching applications, easy installation of non-free software and media codecs, and quick setup through automated scripts. The distribution supports English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages.
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2017-10-02 Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 9-1.00 Emmabuntüs is a Debian-based desktop distribution which strives to offer a beginner-friendly desktop experiencing while requiring few resources. The distribution ships with the Xfce desktop environment. The project’s latest release is the second version to be based on Debian and uses Debian 9 “Stretch” packages at its core. The new version ships with UEFI boot support for both 32-bit and 64-bit computers. The project’s release announcement lists the following changes: “Based on Debian 9.1 Stretch. UEFI support of the 32-bit version in addition to the 64-bit. Selection script for the new wallpapers designed by our friend Odysseus Libre. Installation menu for the non-free software in the Xfce menu. Added the book of Odysseus Libre ‘The square who wanted to become circular’ within Calibre, both in French and English version. Updated OOo4kids to version 1.5.1, thanks to the precious help of our friend Eric Bachard. Update of the Debian beginner’s handbook by our mate arpinux. HandySoft replaced by GNOME Software Removal of SuperTuxKart and Hedgewars, in order to decrease the size of the distribution.” Download: emmabuntus-de2-amd64-stretch-1.00.iso (3,573MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2017-08-29 Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 8-1.03 The Emmabuntüs project has announced the release of an update to the project’s Debian-based edition. The new release will probably be the last to be based on Debian 8 “Jessie” as the new version, likely to arrive in September 2017, will be based on Debian 9 “Stretch”. “This Debian Edition 1.03 version includes the following fixes and enhancements: Version based on Debian 8.9. Replacement of Icedove by Thunderbird. Replacement of the httpredir repositories by the FTP ones. Replacement of the now obsolete Pipelight and Pepper Flash by Adobe Flashplayer. Replacement of the now obsolete Skype 4.3 by the version 5.3, on 64-bits architecture only. Addition of the Arduino IDE. Addition of a function to change the Dock level within the Xfce menu. Addition of the French and English tutorials to configure a printer.” A complete list of changes can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: emmabuntus-de-amd64-jessie-1.03.iso (3,772MB, SHA256, pkglist).
2017-03-20 Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 8-1.02 The Emmabuntüs project has announced the release of a stable version of the distribution’s Debian Edition. The new release is based on Debian 8.7 and features the Xfce desktop environment. The new Debian Edition of Emmabuntüs uses the Lilo search engine by default and includes support for running on computers with UEFI enabled. “This new version support our efforts even more efficiently, thanks to this three improvement axis: the solidarity, with the Lilo search engine, the reuse, by supporting the new UEFI standard during the installation, the closure of the digital divide, by giving to the beginners the opportunity to discover an accessible GNU/Linux operating system, in this case based on Debian, with the appropriate documentation. In fact, ‘The beginner’s handbook’ published by our friends of the 3HG Team, are included in this distribution. Starting immediately and by default, Emmabuntüs uses Lilo, the alternative search engine on the web. This decision was taken for two good reasons: the actions taken by the engine to respect the privacy of the web users, and the possibility to redistribute to different associations the incomes generated by the advertising.” Further information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: emmabuntus-de-amd64-jessie-1.02.iso (3,704MB, MD5, pkglist).
2016-09-05 Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 1.01 “Debian” The Emmabuntüs project, which creates a desktop operating system designed to be run primarily on older computers, has announced an update to the distribution’s “Debian” edition. The new version, Emmabuntüs 1.01 “Debian”, is based on Debian 8.5 and introduces support for the 64-bit x86 architecture. “This 1.01 version includes the following updates, fixes and improvements: based on Debian 8.5; implementation of the 64-bit variant; added the improved management of a recovery utility; added installation management utility for proprietary drivers from the SolydXK distribution; added the default re-install utility of Emmabuntüs Cairo-Dock; added mechanism for locking or not the Emmabuntüs Cairo-Dock; added full screen management in VirtualBox; added quick search in Synaptic; added Xfce Screenshooter configuration file to avoid having ‘:’ in the default file name; added the KeepassX utility; added Wine shortcuts in Xfce and link to the installation; added a list of users to the login window….” Additional changes and features are listed in the release announcement. Download: emmabuntus-de-amd64-jessie-1.01.iso (3,653MB, MD5, pkglist).
2016-06-20 Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 1.00 “Debian” The Emmabuntüs project has announced the launch of a new branch of the distribution. Emmabuntüs releases to date have been based on Xubuntu, but the distribution’s new branch is based on Debian Stable. “On the technical side, this new version looks a lot like Emmabuntüs 3, which is based on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS, but it is lighter and faster, according to our very first tests. So we are able to reuse the full set of the Emmabuntüs 3 tutorials hosted on the Developpez.com site, with the noticeable exception of the installation guide which shall be edited to take into account the specific Debian Life Installer. This 1.00 version includes the following updates and improvements: based on Debian 8.5; addition of libre and non-libre packages to support WiFi connections in Live mode; addition Revival icon theme; addition of HandySoft as new software center….” A full list of features and tweaks to the underlying Debian platform can be found in the distribution’s release announcement. Download: emmabuntus-de-i386-jessie-1.00.iso (3,724MB, MD5, pkglist).
2016-02-15 Development Release: Emmabuntüs 8 Beta The Emmabuntüs Collective has announced the availability of a development release of the Emmabuntüs distribution. This new release, Emmabuntüs 8 beta, represents the first development build of a new edition which is based on Debian rather than Emmabuntüs’ usual base, Xubuntu. The new edition is based on Debian 8.3 “Jessie” and uses the Xfce desktop environment. “On the technical side, this new version looks a lot like Emmabuntüs 3, which is based on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS, but is lighter and faster, according to our first tests. So we can reuse the full set of tutorials hosted on the Developpez.com site, with the noticeable exception of the installation guide which shall be edited to take into account the specific Debian Life Installer. This new version includes most of the applications which were part of Emmabuntüs 3, except Firefox and Thunderbird, respectively replaced by Iceweasel and Icedove, which are their equivalents under Debian.” More information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: emmabuntus-de-i386-jessie-beta.iso (3,605MB, MD5, pkglist).
2015-10-12 Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 3-1.02 The developers of Emmabuntüs, a Xubuntu-based distribution for low-end and refurbished computers, have announced an update to their 3.x series. The new release, Emmabuntüs 3-1.02, is based on Xubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, includes Pipelight Flash for Firefox and includes the ability to put the computer into hibernation mode. “This version 1.02 includes the following fixes and enhancements: Release based on Xubuntu 14.04.3, Plugin updates for Firefox, Chromium and Thunderbird, Ltools 3.0 extension update within LibreOffice, Kiwix 0.9 update, HPLIP 3.15.7 update, Picasa for Windows 3.9.140 update, Radio list update for RadioTray, Search engine Start page replaced by Qwant” The developers have suggested fresh installations should be performed without an active network connection: “To ensure a correct installation of Emmabuntüs, we strongly suggest to run it without Internet connection, and to connect back the computer to the network during the first system restart, when it is time to install (or not) the optional non-free software.” Further information on this release of Emmabuntüs can be found in the project’s release announcement. Downloads (MD5): Emmabuntus3-desktop-amd64-14.04.3-1.02.iso (4,023MB, pkglist).
2015-04-01 Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs 3 1.01 The Emmabuntüs team has announced the availability of a new release of their lightweight distribution for recycled computers. The new release is based on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and features a range of useful desktop software. “This new release is designed to improve the efficiency of the refurbishing tasks within the Emmaus communities which use Emmabuntüs, and also for our friends JerryClan in France and Africa (Ivory Coast, Togo, Cameroon, Chad, Benin and Senegal) who smartly practice the hardware re-use by making Jerry Do-It-Together – which also uses Emmabuntüs – to develop locally innovative usages. This version 1.01 includes the following fixes and enhancements: Based on Xubuntu 14.04.2; plugins update for Firefox, Chromium, Thunderbird; Ltools 2.8 extension update within Libre Office; fix of the Calibri font non-installation; addition of Minitube; addition of smb4k; the Accessibility category was added which includes a Virtual Glass Magnifier and a script to ease the cursor customization; fix of the keyboard mapping back to QWERTY after the install.” Further information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA1): Emmabuntus3-desktop-amd64-14.04.2-1.01.iso (3,779MB, pkglist).