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Stephen Ewen has announced the release of UberStudent 4.0, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that includes specialist software for learning and teaching: “I’m pleased to announce the release of UberStudent 4.0 (LTS) ‘Socrates’ Xfce edition. UberStudent is a Linux distribution for learning, doing and teaching academic success at the higher education and advanced secondary levels. Much more than just an operating system, UberStudent aims to be a complete, ready-to-go out-of-the-box learning platform for education that facilitates not only immediate user-friendly productivity but cross-platform computer fluency among its users. System: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS base; Linux 3.13 kernel; Xfce 4.10; 32-bit and 64-bit ISO images for trying and installing; 32-bit and 64-bit OVA images for trying and running in VirtualBox.” Read the release announcement and the more detailed release notes for further information. Download:uberstudent-4.0-xfce-amd64.iso (2,668MB, MD5, pkglist).
UberStudent is an Ubuntu-based distribution on a DVD designed for learning and teaching academic computing at the higher education and advanced secondary levels. UberStudent comes with software for everyday computing tasks, plus a core set of programs and features designed to teach and make easier the tasks and habits common to high-performing students of all academic disciplines. Lifelong learners, as well as any sort of knowledge worker, will equally benefit. UberStudent is supported by a free Moodle virtual learning environment.