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Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 3 ("Debian 10 Stretch") with Xfce
DeveloperCollectif Emmabuntüs[1]
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial release29 March 2011; 11 years ago (2011-03-29)
Available inMultilingual[2]
Update methodAPT
Package managerdpkg (Synaptic)
Platformsi386, AMD64
UserlandGNU Core Utilities
user interface
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websiteemmabuntus.org

Emmabuntüs is a Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu/Debian[3] and designed to facilitate the repacking of computers donated to humanitarian organizations[4] like the Emmaüs Communities.[5][6][7][8][9]

The name Emmabuntüs is a portmanteau of Emmaüs and Ubuntu.

Features[change | change source]

Emmabuntüs can be installed, in its entirety, without an Internet connection as all of the required packages are included within the disk image. The disk image includes packages for multiple languages and also optional non-free codecs that the user can choose whether to install or not.[10]

Emmabuntüs was developed to function correctly on 10 years old computers, which were previously running Windows XP or more up-to-date Windows versions, and equipped with a minimum of 1 Gigabyte of RAM for the 32 bits versions.[11] This allows associations like YovoTogo & JUMP Lab'Orione to recycle computers in order to equip high schools in Togo,[12] or the Emmabuntüs collective to equip kindergarten and elementary schools in the Paris area.[13]

Desktop environment[change | change source]

The desktop environment are Xfce and LXQt[14] with Cairo-Dock.

Applications[change | change source]

Multiple applications are installed that perform the same task in order to provide a choice for each user that uses the system. Emmanuntüs also includes educational software like Gcompris, TuxPaint, TuxMath, TuxType, Scratch, etc. It also contains Kiwix, an off-line Wikipedia reader allowing Emmabuntüs to become an self-contained (without Internet access) Free Culture Server, including Wikis like Vikidia, or books in the ePub format.[15]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. « Interview with Patrick d'Emmabuntüs: Emmabuntüs is more than a Linux distribution », Linux notes from DarkDuck, retrieved 2013-09-24.
  2. « Emmabuntüs Tutorials», Developpez.com.
  3. « Review: Emmabuntüs DE2 -Stretch 1.0 », Full Circle Magazine, retrieved 2018-01-26.
  4. « Interview: Emmabuntus, A Distro for All Seasons », Linux-Format, retrieved 2016-10.
  5. « Kompakter-Allrounder-fuer-aeltere-Computer », Linux Community Deutsch, retrieved 2013-06-10.
  6. Emmabuntus 2 – The French Revolution, Everyday Linux User
  7. Emmabuntüs – A Distro Tailor-made For Refurbished Computers, Make Tech Easier
  8. Emmabuntüs: Schlanker Desktop mit vielen Anwendungen | c't Magazin
  9. Emmabuntüs 2 (12.04) - LinuxFr.org
  10. « Features Emmabuntüs DE4 », Emmabuntüs Collective, retrieved 2022-03-06.
  11. « Hardware requirements », Emmabuntüs Collective, retrieved 2022-03-06.
  12. « Usage of Emmabuntüs in Togo by YovoTogo & JUMP Lab'Orione », Wikimedia Commons, retrieved 2018-03-03.
  13. « Emmabuntüs at school », Wikimedia Commons, retrieved 2016-10-05.
  14. « Use the LXQt desktop environment », Collectif Emmabuntüs on Emmabuntus.org, retrieved 2022-03-06
  15. « Emmabuntüs Debian Edition Libre Culture server », Collectif Emmabuntüs & Yves Saboret, retrieved 2016-12-15.

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