On February 27th 2023, the Emmabuntüs Collective is happy to announce the release of the Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 4 1.03 update (32 and 64 bits), based on the Debian 11.6 Bullseye distribution and supporting both Xfce and LXQt desktop environments.
This distribution was originally designed to facilitate the reconditioning of computers donated to humanitarian organizations, starting with the Emmaüs communities (which is where the distribution’s name obviously comes from), to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, as well as to extend the lifespan of computer hardware, in order to reduce the waste induced by the over-consumption of raw materials.
This new update of our distribution adds the CTparental control, as well as a script to help install and configure it. This will greatly simplify the deployment of CTparental for the parents who want to protect their children against unsuitable content on the Internet, see our tutorial presenting the parental control.
The utilities Deb-get and its graphical interface and Deborah also arrive in this new version and are only available in the 64-bit version. These utilities allow you to install recent applications not present in the official Debian or Ubuntu repositories, such as: Vivaldi, Brave, Discord and even the sulfurous Micro$oft Edge, Teams, Google Chrome, etc.
This new version will be the basis for our future Debian 12-based Emmabuntüs DE5, for which we will start testing in the coming weeks.
For this version 1.03, the following fixes and improvements have been implemented :
- Distribution based on Debian 11.6 Bullseye
- Added parental control CTparental
- Added Deb-get and Deborah utilities in 64-bit version
- Updates of : Firefox ESR 102.8.0, Thunderbird 102.8.0, Ventoy 1.0.88, Multisystem 1.0461, Warpinator 1.4.4, The Debian Bullseye beginner’s handbook 11.4
This version will be available from February27th 2023, from this download page download.emmabuntus.org