Emmabuntüs DE is a desktop Linux distribution based on Debian 8 XFCE. 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 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, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages.
On March 20, 2017, the Emmabuntüs Collective is happy to announce the release of the new Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 1.02 (32 and 64 bits), based on Debian 8.7 distribution and featuring the XFCE desktop environment.
This new version support our efforts even more efficiently, thanks to this three improvement axis :
* the solidarity, with the Lilo search engine, * the reuse, by supporting the new UEFI standard during the installation, * the closure of the digital divide, by giving to the beginners the opportunity to discover an accessible GNU/Linux operating system, in this case based on Debian, with the appropriate documentation. In fact, “The beginner's handbook” published by our friends of the 3HG Team, are included in this distribution.
Starting immediately and by default, Emmabuntüs uses Lilo, the alternative search engine on the web. This decision was taken for two good reasons : the actions taken by the engine to respect the privacy of the web users, and the possibility to redistribute to different associations the incomes generated by the advertising.
The money earned by Emmabuntüs is totally and directly redistributed to our partners YovoTogo, JUMP Lab'Orione and Montpel'libre and will allow them to finance social and environmental projects.
As of today this list is small, but we hope to be soon in position to extend it to other partners, thanks to your growing support on the Lilo platform.
This Debian Edition 1.02 version includes the following fixes and enhancements :
- based on Debian 8.7 - supports the 64bits version of UEFI - improves the installation process for 586 based computers (non PAE) - includes the Lilo] search engine by default, replacing Qwant - adds “The beginner's handbook” released on December 20, 2016. - adds the English version of the Emmabuntüs Tutorials - updates the Emmabuntüs Wiki - updates of TurboPrint, Ancestris, HPLip - adds the usb-modeswitch package to support the 3G USB keys - adds an utility to enable/disable by default the Emmabuntüs Cairo-Dock - adds Systemback - adds Baobab and Mint Stick utilities - disables the LXDE task bar when the Dock if active - updates the Dock launchers to open the default web browser - fixes the Audacious open bug when clicking on the Cairo-Dock wastebasket - fixes KeePassX sending qwerty characters instead of azerty - swaps RecordmyDesktop by Kazam - swaps Catfish by Gnome-search-tool - swaps Pipelight by Freshplayer - sets the Thunar path selector in path bar mode - increases the double click time delay - fixes the duplicate non-free repository in live mode - fixes the missing command hints within a terminal