Created under the responsibility of Ryxeo, a new single-station version of AbulEdu called AbulEdu DVD Live 11.08 was recently released. It's well adapted to an installation on a single computer (hence its name) or for being used without an installation, for instance at home.
It can be found as a launchable DVD which can eventually be installed later on, on the hard drive of one's computer.
This DVD-rom offers several opportunities, such as :
- testing the Linux part of AbulEdu ;
- surfing safely through the internet (thanks to the AbulEdu web-filter), especially for minors using this DVD ;
- connection to the school-server (from home for instance) in order to get one's evening home-work or to read private mails ;
- installation of a AbulEdu client-computer on a server.
Four different levels (called “profiles”) can be found on this DVD, and for each of them the following eduapps :
- A word processor and desktop publisher complete suite (text, spreadsheet program and impress)
- Multimédia (including images and audio);
- Graphism and drawing ;
- Mail ;
- Secure internet browsing ;
- Webmail software ;
- The GCompris educational suite (with more than a hundred game-oriented activities)
- Educational applications : smart games as well as for fun.
- And above all educational applications prepared by a team of dedicated teachers, the Terrier suite :
- in mathematics (numbers and calculation), geometry and space referencing ;
- as well as reading, writing, recording and practising languages.
Each of these applications is given in its most recent version when the DVD is released, based on Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
In order to use this DVD, it is necessary to use a computer with a memory of at least 512 Mb, and a DVD reader, and to have it launched with this reader.