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Lernstick Exam Environment

Lernstick Exam Environment is a live Linux distribution with a focus on exam situations, usually installed on USB sticks. To provide up-to-date software choice on a solid base, it uses a combination of Debian stable with official and custom backports. Access to local storage media (internal hard drive, other USB storage media) or network access is prohibited per default, but certain network connections (e.g., to network printers or websites) can be allowed in a whitelist.

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  •  18 Jun 2014 15:06

    Release Notes: File ownership and permissions were fixed. The HP printer drivers were upgraded.

    •  12 Jun 2014 20:27

      Release Notes: The boot process is now simpler and faster. Support for older ("removable") USB flash drives was improved. Locking the KDE desktop plasma widgets now supports screen resolution changes. The integrated firewall now allows connections to localhost. Backups are now stored per default on a separate folder in the exchange partition. Screen locking, user switching and sleep mode are now disabled. Many software packages (Linux Kernel, LibreOffice, Iceweasel, GeoGebra, RStudio, VirtualBox, etc.) were upgraded.

      •  21 Apr 2014 19:50

        Release Notes: The partitioning scheme was changed to improve support for UEFI boot. When installing or upgrading several sticks at once, errors are skipped and shown in a summary at the end. Touchpads are now disabled while typing on the keyboard to prevent unintentional mouse clicks. Many applications (VirtualBox, Java, Midnight Commander, GeoGebra, etc.) were upgraded.

        •  27 Mar 2014 16:45

          Release Notes: Microsoft signed the project's shim, so it now supports Secure Boot. The booloader features automatic kernel selection (486 for older systems, 686-pae for newer systems). The integrated backup software has been translated into several languages. Many software packages (GeoGebra, Iceweasel, NVIDIA drivers, etc.) were upgraded.

          •  11 Mar 2014 15:29

            Release Notes: The default filesystem for the exchange partition was reverted to FAT32 because rdiff-backup does not (yet) support exFAT. The system partition now uses ext4 to support files larger than 4GB. A separate FAT32 boot partition was added. A desktop notification is now shown if an error occurs in the automatic backup process. Iceweasel and the NVIDIA drivers were upgraded.

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