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Lernstick Personal Learning Environment

Lernstick is a Live Linux distribution with focus on education; it is 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. Although the distribution is mainly used on removable media (USB sticks, USB hard disks, SD cards, etc.), it can also be installed on internal hard drives.

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  •  18 Jun 2014 15:04

    Release Notes: File ownership and permissions were fixed. RStudio can now be installed via the welcome application. Some applications (GCompris, Wireshark, HP printer drivers, etc.) were upgraded.

    •  12 Jun 2014 20:17

      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. Some programs (e.g. TigerJython) were added. Many software packages (Linux Kernel, LibreOffice, Iceweasel, GCompris, GeoGebra, Blender, RStudio, Ardour, VirtualBox, etc.) were upgraded. The offline version of Scratch was removed.

      •  21 Apr 2014 19:48

        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 (GIMP, VirtualBox, Java, Shutter, Midnight Commander, Vokoscreen, GeoGebra, etc.) were upgraded.

        •  27 Mar 2014 16:40

          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 system partition uses ext4 to support files larger than 4GB. A separate FAT32 boot partition was added. The welcome application supports the installation of Google Chrome and the programming strategy game Colobot. Many software packages (GeoGebra, Ardour, Blender, darktable, Iceweasel, Wireshark, ownCloud, Steam client, NVIDIA drivers, etc.) were upgraded.

          •  21 Feb 2014 17:31

            Release Notes: Support for different filesystems (exFAT, FAT32, NTFS) for the exchange partition was added, and the new default is exFAT. Storage media management now has improved support for newer USB flash drives which are missing the removable flag. The Steam client was added. Many applications (Iceweasel, calibre, Ardour, GnuCash, ownCloud, RawTherapee, Fritzing, etc.) were upgraded.

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