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Distribution for refurbished computers and discovery GNU/Linux for all

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Emmabuntüs is a desktop GNU/Linux distribution based on Xubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support) made specifically for refurbished computers destined for humanitarian organisations, and to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, as well as to extend the lifespan of hardware and to reduce over consumption & waste in electronics.

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 a 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, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German languages.

When Jerry met Emma on the Ivory Coast: http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2014/01/when-jerry-met-emma-on-ivory-coast.html

All international reviews: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=emmabuntus

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  • -------------------------------------- Features ----------------------------------
  • Provides a non-profit ISO to quickly transform a computer using Windows XP, Vista, Seven
  • Distributions based on variants of Ubuntu LTS (10.04, 12.04, 14.04)
  • Quick Setup Mode through automated scripts (preseed)
  • Live Mode on DVD, USB (Multisystem, UNetbootin, USB-Creator)
  • Install standalone without Internet, everything is in the distribution
  • Installation at user's discretion of proprietary software included in the ISO (Flash, Codecs, Skype)
  • More than sixty additional applications
  • A dock allowing access to all applications
  • 6 languages ​​(French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German) supported
  • ------------------------------ Hardware requirements ----------------------------
  • Processor : Intel or AMD (from 1.4 GHz)
  • RAM : 512 MB minimum, 1 GB recommended (1 GB min in Live for Emmabuntüs 2)
  • Hard disk : 20 GB minimum, more to install other software and data
  • Video Card : nVidia, ATI, Intel, SiS, Matrox
  • Sound Card : Sound Blaster, AC97 or HDA compatible
  • Other : DVD drive or PC can boot from the USB port


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  • awweeks
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    Please send me an email to respond to why Emmabuntus 3 is having the internet and system hang up and not respond though live usb. I like your distro but here lately the LTS 14.04, every version is doing strange things and locking up the screen and the user is forced to shut the whole system down and start again. I use Rufus and the other main installer of the live usb. I have installed the Emmabuntus 3 and downloaded the .iso file 3 times and no success and i have downloaded both i386 and amd64 versions, no success! Thank you and some of the children programs here in the United States force a quit automatically and doesn't load the specific part of the app you are accessing!

    Posted 07/27/2015
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Additional Project Details


French, English, Spanish

Intended Audience

Non-Profit Organizations, Education, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Gnome, GTK+

Programming Language

Unix Shell


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