June 9th 2014 Emmabuntus 3 supports Moh Ni Bah project
June 9th, 2014,
Emmabuntüs 3 supports
Môh Ni Bah project
On June 9th, 2014, the Emmabuntüs Team is pleased to announce the Beta version of Emmabuntüs 3 based on Xubuntu 14.04. 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 our friends JerryClan Africa (Ivory Coast, Togo, Cameroon, Chad, Benin and Senegal) that have adopted the reuse of computers by making Jerry Do It Together under Emmabuntüs to develop innovative uses in their territories. Our group is very proud to help the JerryClan Ivory Coast who just passed in the deployment phase of the project Môh Ni Bah for using ICT birth registration in rural areas in the country, but also our friends from JerryClan Chad who plan to use in the French Institute of Chad a "Cyber Jerry" to provide young people with a connection to the internet at low cost, by simply using recycled computers and collective Emmabuntüs of Cameroon for reconditioning of used computers to give disadvantaged people, hospitals and social centers.
The Môh Ni Bah project has launched a crowdfunding campaign should allow for the first time the establishment of large-scale projects developed by the JerryClan Ivory Coast to meet the very specific issue of territory. We are convinced that if this project successful, it will be followed by setting up experimental projects still in the service of health : JerryTub for monitoring patients tuberculosis, m-Pregancy for monitoring pregnancies and pregnant women.
This Emmabuntüs 3 uses the same principles as the previous version we focused on a Xubuntu 14.04. To not increase too much the size of the ISO, we were required to remove the following software: UbuntuOne, Unetbootin, BOINC, VirtualBox, K3b, OpenShot, Rhythmbox, Suite Terrier and some language packages including French.
We added software Scribus, and MTP-fuse to extend the possibilities of this new version in terms edition, and connection to the phone Android 4.0. We took in this new version to integrate Picasa Windows version 3.9 instead of version 3.0 of Linux become obsolete.
This version was released in Beta, because we have not had time to test it on a large number of computers, and although very functional we recommend for the time being continue to use Emmabuntüs 2 for which we will make an update towards the end of June and to incorporate some improvements we put in Emmabuntüs 3. We are planning a version 1.0 of the Emmabuntüs 3 middle of September 2014.
To ensure proper installation of Emmabuntüs 3, we advise you to first install it without Internet, and then to get online on the first reboot to complete your installation.
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 ! ".
- Extract from Lettre N°3 – Octobre 2008 : L'informatique omniprésente. Quel impact sur l'environnement ?
- Exposition Le numérique et l'environnement (Analyse Le numérique et l'environnement )
- Quelle est l’empreinte carbone d’un ordinateur ?