July 21th, 2013, Emmabuntus 2 celebrates M-Pregnancy

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July 21th, 2013, Emmabuntüs 2
celebrates M-Pregnancy ;-)

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The Emmabuntüs Team is pleased to announce the on July 21th 2013 release, the fourth maintenance release of Emmabuntüs 2 1.05 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 and allow JerryClan Ivory Coast can easily recondition machines and develop a Jerry/Emmabuntüs a set of services to help medical. This service is based on a free mobile tracking application by SMS for tuberculosis patients, as well as M-Pregnancy for monitoring pregnancies and pregnant women.

We advise you to ensure proper installation of Emmabuntüs 2 to install without Internet, and connect to it on the first reboot to complete your install by install or not non-free software.

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Photo: CC-BY-SA Jerry Clan Côte d'Ivoire : When Jerry Marathon Bouaké (Ivory Coast) team sets up a system for monitoring tuberculosis patients by SMS with Jerry running Emmabuntüs 2 and a mobile phone.

For this version 1.05, the following fixes and improvements have been made:

  • Updated packages for Xubuntu 12.04.2, codecs and extensions contained in web browsers (Firefox, Chromium), Thunderbird mail reader

  • Update extension for LibreOffice 2.2 Language Tools and documentation included in the distribution Emmabuntüs

  • Switching the keyboard type when starting Live with fashion LXKeymap

  • Removing the aMSN application, following the termination of service by Microsoft

This version is available on Julyl 21th, 2013, from our homepage: emmabuntus.org, but also from this website download.emmabuntus.org.

We encourage you to give your old computers to charities after having migrated to Emmabuntüs or another Free ditribution of your choice.

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 page, contact

Note :

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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