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tuXlab Linux release targets education

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Inkululeko Technologies will this week release the first public release of tuXlab, a GNU/Linux operating system for schools based on the popular distribution used by the Shuttleworth Foundation to provide low-cost Linux computer laboratories around South Africa.

Inkululeko's Jonathon Carter says "the goal of the tuXlab operating system is to provide a user friendly, support friendly, localised, feature rich environment for schools. It forms part of the tuXlab model, which aims to develop a sustainable open source ICT model for the education- and development sector."

tuXlab has been used extensively in the Shuttleworth-backed schools Linux project originating in the Western Cape but until now has not been available as a product. Carter says that it was the Foundation's policy not to fund software development internally, but that it is now possible to release and support tuXlab software since it is managed by Inkululeko Technologies, which provides Linux services to the education, development and commercial sectors.

tuXlab is largely an Edubuntu deritivitive but draws extensively on the full range of Ubuntu-based operating systems.

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