If someone were to ask me which linux or ubuntu variant to take or start, I would probably say Ubuntu. Having tested with quite a number of linux for years, I do have certain expectations and preferences. Despite the years, I still prefer ease, simplicity, clarity and less technical burden on the user.
There are a number of reasons why I prefer Edubuntu.
First, let’s start with the philosophical view. Born of Linux, being free and only wishing to give others, then gradually maturing into debian and Ubuntu – ‘Humanity’, and blossoming into Edubuntu – The ubuntu variant that offers free linux and educational games to kids, teenaagers and adults alike.
Secondly, in terms of technicality, not only can it give new life to old and lower-specs laptops and PCs, it is relatively problem-free upon installation and new software addition, at least in my case.
Thirdly, the eye candy and ease factor. This has one of my highest vote. The Unity-2D allows a large search and results box to display upon the top left-hand corner click. The auto-hide left-hand side large icons for shortcuts and running programs is pleasant.
A few recommendations to install via Ubuntu Software Center
- Docky – The floating icons below
- Uget – Downloads resume
- Chromium Web Browser – A pleasant browser
- Calibre – Ebooks Library Manager