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 June 20, 2016, the Emmabuntüs Collective is happy to announce the release of the new Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 1.00 (for the time being only the 32 bits version is available), based on Debian 8.5 distribution featuring the XFCE desktop environment.
On the technical side, this new version looks a lot like Emmabuntüs 3, which is based on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS, but is lighter and faster, according to our first tests. This new version includes most of the applications wih were part of Emmabuntüs 3, except Firefox and Thunderbird respectively replaced by Iceweasel and Icedove, which are their equivalents under Debian.
This 1.00 version includes the following updates and improvements:
- Distribution based on Debian 8.5 - Addition of Libre and Non-Libre packets to support WIFI connections in Live mode - Addition of icons package Revival Icon Theme - Addition of HandySoft as new software center - Addition of HandyUpdateChecker as software update manager - Addition of HandyTri to sort out the files (documents, images etc …) for example in the Download folder - Addition of the MintLocal utility to handle the language installations - Addition of Scratch - Replacement of Gramps by Ancestris - Replacement of Arista by Transmageddon - Replacement of Iceweasel by Firefox-ESR - Addition of driver installation script of the Brother printers - Addition of script for screen saver image selection - Addition of the non-libre TurboPrint utility for printers support - Fix of the non-functioning Catfish by adding the mlocate packet - Fix of icon display problem within the Cairo-Dock application menu - Fix the Whisker menu setting bug during the post-install - Fix an abnormal stop delay after the TeamViewer install - Fix the "segmentation fault" bug when running FreeTuxTV - Fix the Pinta bug at crop level, by upgrading to version 1.6 - Fix installation Pepper Flash plugin for Chromium - Upgrade of the HPLip script to version 3.16.5