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techboy317
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Mint EDU edition

Post by techboy317 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:33 pm

Hey!
Idea: We make a Linux Mint EDU edition and pitch to schools.
Sorta like Edubuntu, but for old systems (my college uses 2003 computers)

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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:11 pm

Hello,
Mint team already supports many versions , like KDE LMDE, Cinnamon etc. I do not think they have the bandwidth to undertake and support another Mint flavour.
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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by richyrich » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:16 pm

All of the edubuntu packages are available in Synaptic Package Manager. So, if you have Mint, and install the wanted edubuntu packages . . voila ! EduMint :lol:

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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:24 pm

As for Edubuntu for older computers, you can install earlier versions of Edubuntu or older versions of Mint while adding Edubuntu packages from Synaptic
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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by TooMuchTime » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:18 am

Get a bunch of USB drives, build them as your favorite Mint DE, give the computers and USB drives to the students, then let the students do the installs. Give them an install script in checklist format and turn them loose. Anyone can handle a one page checklist. This way, they learn how to install the very operating system they will be using. Win-win!

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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by all41 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:53 am

TooMuchTime wrote:Get a bunch of USB drives, build them as your favorite Mint DE, give the computers and USB drives to the students, then let the students do the installs. Give them an install script in checklist format and turn them loose. Anyone can handle a one page checklist. This way, they learn how to install the very operating system they will be using. Win-win!
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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by MintBean » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:42 am

To the OP- you are welcome to respin Linux Mint to produce an education version, just as the Edubuntu team did with Ubuntu. Of course if you want to use the Mint name or logo, you will need to seek Clem's approval.

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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by z31fanatic » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:06 am

Computers from 2003? I would forget that idea. Current Linux distros are too much to handle for a 2003 computer in my opinion.

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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by Tomgin5 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:48 pm

I have given away 30 computers in 2016, and 2 in 2017, to young students from 8 to 15 years old. All have been LM17.3 and LM 18 Cinnamon 64 OS. I have also given away 25 flash drive Live" of the same vintage and a dozen DVD's. The kids love them. Surprisingly I have not seen any of them log on here. I do know they are lurking though. I will probably do at least as many this year.

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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by sphyrth » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:14 am

EduMint? I prefer to call it "Mintor".
I have a favorite game. It's on my Youtube Channel.

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Re: Mint EDU edition

Post by Tomgin5 » Sat May 27, 2017 2:42 pm

On the computers that I have been giving away, about half have had the edu app installed by parents.

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