In 2014, Emmabuntus 2 gives a second life to 64-bit computers

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In 2014, Emmabuntüs 2
gives a second life to 64-bit computers

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On January First, 2014, the Emmabuntüs Team is pleased to announce the first release of Emmabuntüs 2 64-bit 1.06 based on Xubuntu 12.04.3. This distribution was designed to make the refurbishing of computers given to humanitarian organizations, especially Emmaüs communities (where the name comes from), and to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, but also to extend the lifespan of the equipment and to reduce over consumption & over waste in electronics (*).

This new version will make better use of machines equipped eg AMD64, Core2, and some Dual-Core that are about to hit the market opportunity, such as the machine Esprimo P2550 (Dual-Core E5300, you can use this link to see if your machine is 64 bits, indicating the reference of your Intel Processor) pictured below.

To ensure proper installation of Emmabuntüs 2, we advise you to first install it without Internet, and then to get online on the first reboot to complete your install.

Blogul Emmabuntus Mediatheque 24-12-2013 by Ha Sayf.JPG
Photo: CC-BY-SA Ha Sayf:
Reconditioning a 64-bit machine by association :Blogul to the library of Blois.

This version is based on the 32-bit version 1.06, the following fixes and improvements have been made:

  • Fixed launch dock for languages ​​not supported.

  • Correction BOINC installation.

This version is available on January First, 2014, from our homepage:, but also from this website

We encourage you to give your old computers to charities,
and we wish you a Happy New Year 2014.

Here are some links to install and to use this distro:
List of applications, Installation, Personalization, but also the traditional F.A.Q

If you have any troubles or remarks, you can contact us on :
forum, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, contact


According to the ADEME from manufacturing to disposal, through its use, each stage of the life of the computer equipment can be quantified by its environmental impact: making a computer and a screen requires 1.8 tons of resources (240 kg of fossil fuels, 22 kg of chemicals, 1500 liters of water).

The group Ecoinfo's priority is to act. Each member of the group does it by himself (purchase, maintenance, development of networks), but each of us can also contribute by his behavior. Their conclusion: " if it is already possible to intervene at all stages of the cycle of hardware, the most effective action is to limit the environmental impact of these materials by reducing your purchases and by increasing their life ! ".

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