June 22th 2014 Emmabuntus 2 celebrates Salon Emmaus

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June 22th, 2014,
Emmabuntüs 2 celebrates
salon Emmaüs

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On June 22th, 2014, the Emmabuntüs Team is pleased to announce the 7th maintenance release of Emmabuntüs 2 1.08 based on based on Xubuntu 12.04.4. This distribution was designed to make the refurbishing of computers given to humanitarian organizations easier, especially Emmaüs communities (which is where the distribution's name comes from), and to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, as well as to extend the lifespan of hardware and to reduce over consumption & waste in electronics (*).

This update is delivered to improve the work of reconditioning Emmaus using Emmabuntüs, and support us as Emmaus Paris, Montpellier and Annemasse. For the first time in the work of reconditioning Emmabuntüs will be presented on the driveway trades Emmaus Paris Salon by Vasile of the Emmaus Paris community.

We take this ad to thank our friends Montpel'libre have a lively year for every month a meeting and presentation of Emmabuntüs and Free Software to Emmaus Montpellier-Saint-Aunès community.

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Photo : Vasile on the stand selling computers Reuilly Emmaus (Paris).

For this version 1.08, fixes and refinements have been made:

  • Updated packages for Xubuntu 12.04.4, codecs and extensions contained in web browsers (Firefox, Chromium), Thunderbird mail reader.

  • Replacement extension Ghostery by Disconnect in browsers.

  • Adding Picasa Windows version 3.9 instead of version 3.0 of Linux obsolete.

  • Addition of MTP-fuse, to extend the possibilities of this new version in terms of connection to the phone Android 4.0.

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 installation.

This version is available on June 24th 2014, from our homepage: emmabuntus.org, but also from this website download.emmabuntus.org.

We encourage you to give your old computers to charities.

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 problems or comments, 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 everyone 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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