On January 29th 2018, we make Linux available to all with EmmaDE 2 1.01 !

On January 29th, 2018, the Emmabuntüs Collective is happy to announce the release of the new Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 2 1.01 (32 and 64 bits), based on Debian 9.3 stretch distribution and featuring the XFCE desktop environment.

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 overconsumption of raw materials (1).

Many thanks to the Full Circle Magazine, for publishing a paper about Emmabuntüs, in which they reported a bug tied to some Wi-Fi devices that we were able to fix quickly.

This release is intended to alleviate even more the refurbishing workload on all the associations using Emmabuntüs, notably our friends of the Eisenia with their reuse in solidarity project Linux & Populus, our friends from Ayiyikoh, from BabyLab, and from the JMSI in Ivory Coast, with Jerryvalentin, their future big reuse event, as well as this nice initiative from our WenakLabs friends who are using Emmabuntüs in a Chad camp to introduce refugee children to the computer world.

We invite you to click on the bold link below to discover all these nice projects enabled by Emmabuntüs.

Snapshot of the video clip made by Unicef and Mashable
in the Gaoui humanitarian camp where our WenakLabs friends introduce computer to children.

As a reminder, this version includes the UEFI support for the 32 and 64bits architectures, and integrates the essential “Debian beginner’s handbook“, updated for the Stretch version by our friends of the 3HG Team led by our mate arpinux;), this handbook being available in both French and English versions.

Also included are our latest presentation and installation tutorials already published on the Developpez.com site, as well as the one concerning the printer configuration under Debian, also available in both French and English languages.