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+ - Jerry, a Do-It-Together Server that Connects Makers in Africa

Submitted by Patrick_Emmabuntus
Patrick_Emmabuntus (2831739) writes "Jerry Do It Together brings together people who want make different computers. Jerry is a funky IT infrastructure made out of recycled electronic components and materials made during free workshops. The makers of the community JerryClan embody adventures of Jerry around the world: they organize workshops where citizen transform e-waste into public good & co-develop innovative solutions with local initiatives to help them to have a better impact on people lifes.

The JerryClan Ivory Coast is using a Linux distribution Emmabuntüs 2 based on Xubuntu 12.04.2 and designed to facilitate the refurbishment of computers. They can deliver digital literacy services to isolated communities, functioning as improvised servers, router or access point and even emergency used to provide support in medical support services (management applications and any application for the diagnosis)."

+ - Emmabuntus 12.04.2-1.04 Review: Xubuntu LTS spiced up!

Submitted by Patrick_Emmabuntus
Patrick_Emmabuntus (2831739) writes "According to the blog mylinuxexplore Emmabuntüs is the "Ultimate Edition for Xubuntu 12.04 LTS", this test was published on Distrowatch.com.

The blogger Arindam writes:

"Emmabuntüs performs as good as any other XFCE distro available in the market and I did not note significant instability. If you are in the habit of installing a lot of applications, Emmabuntüs may be a good choice for you. Also, for Linux novices who are not sure about how to install apps and others, Emmabuntüs is a perfect OS for you.""

+ - Emmabuntüs 2 1.04 Is Now Available->

Submitted by Patrick_Emmabuntus
Patrick_Emmabuntus (2831739) writes "The Collective Emmabuntüs is pleased to announce the availability of the third maintenance release of Emmabuntüs 2 1.04 based on Xubuntu 12.04.2. This distribution was designed to facilitate the refurbishing of computers given to humanitarian organizations, especially Emmaüs communities (where the name comes from), and to promote the discovery of Linux by beginners, but also to extend the life of the equipment and to reduce waste caused by over-consumption of raw materials.
This update is delivered to improve the use of Emmabuntüs 2 in digital public spaces, and in organizations using Emmabuntüs."

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+ - Emmabuntus: Linux for refurbishing computers->

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Patrick_Emmabuntus writes "This desktop Linux distribution was designed to facilitate the refurbishing of computers given to human help associations, especially Emmaüs communities (where the name comes from) and to promote the discovery of Linux and GNU by beginners, but also to extend the life of the equipments and to reduce waste caused by over-consumption of raw materials.

The new version Emmabuntüs 2, based on Xubuntu 12.04.1, included these softwares: Thunar; Firefox; Chromium; Thunderbird; Pidgin; LibreOffice; Calibre; Kiwix; Clementine; Sound Juicer; Smplayer; GIMP; Pinta; Wine; K3b; gCDEmu; Ooo4Kids; HPLIP; PlayonLinux; and Cairo-Dock for the management of the whole, and more than 60 softwares and extensions included. Easy installation of non-free software and media codecs, and quick setup through automated scripts are included on the ISO."

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