SchoolTool is an open source, web based student information system designed for schools in the developing world, with strong support for translation, localization and automated deployment and updates via the Ubuntu Linux installer and package management system.
Ubuntu is very easy to install. There are two options how to install it. The first is downloading a copy of the latest Ubuntu Release and burn it on a DVD. But if you have a newer computer you can boot from USB. If your computer doesn’t automatically do so, you might need to press the F12 key after restarting to bring up the boot menu, but be careful not to hold it down – that can cause an error message.
Linux Mint is a free Linux-based operating system designed for use on desktop computers. The team released a new version based on KDE 4.7.4.
Hybrid ISO images: Traditionally, tools such as ‘Startup Disk Creator’ or ‘UNetbootin’ were needed to install Linux Mint via USB. With hybrid images, you can simply use the “dd” command or a graphical frontend to make a bootable USB stick with no efforts which acts exactly like a liveDVD. New Search engines, and Upstream components Ubuntu 11.10, Linux 3.0, KDE 4.7.4.
Boxee is a cool Media Center for Linux. You can watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your PC/TV. The cool feature is that in a cheap way you can get shows and movies from the Internet on your TV. If you have problems installing this Boxee, just use their official forum.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in
update-manager -d into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you:
New distribution release '9.04' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command
sudo do-release-upgrade; and follow the on-screen instructions.
IDJC (Internet DJ Console) is one of the DJ application available for Linux. This DJ application is equipped with cross fading, volume controls, audio level meters. The application provides two separate audio paths one for the listeners and other one for the DJ. So DJ can examine the effects without eating ears of listeners.