New Ubuntu 7.10 Variants for KDE Enthusiasts and Educators

To coincide with the Ubuntu 7.10 launch, Canonical Ltd. announced today the upcoming availability of updates to Edubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu derivatives, including advanced thin client capabilities and a KDE 4 Beta tech preview. The latest versions will be available for free download on Thursday 18 October. Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu,

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About Edubuntu 7.10

Edubuntu is an education version of Ubuntu, designed to allow a teacher or network administrator to setup and maintain a classroom quickly and easily. It includes educational applications, an office suite, web browser, communication tools, and a secure operating system.

Edubuntu 7.10 introduces improvements to thin client functionality across the board, from increased speed through use of compressed images to an improved login manager now offering autologin, unencrypted graphics transport on demand, multiple server support and theming for all Ubuntu derivatives.

Edubuntu is now available with a new meta package for easy setup. Users will enjoy advanced session management applications, including lockdown and profile management; easier installation of educational applications; and collaborative editing with gobby, a flexible collaborative editor available through the default Edubuntu 7.10 installation.

About Kubuntu 7.10