March 29 2016 Emmabuntus 3 celebrates commitment solidarity

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On March 29 2016,
Emmabuntüs 3
celebrates Solidarity in commitment

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On March 29, 2016, the Emmabuntüs Community is pleased to announce the release of Emmabuntüs 3 version 1.03 (32 and 64 bit) based on Xubuntu 14.04.4.

This distribution was originally designed to facilitate the reconditioning of computers given to humanitarian organizations, especially Emmaüs communities (which is where the distribution's name obviously comes from), and to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, as well as to extend the lifespan of hardware to reduce the overconsumption of raw materials (*).

This update is delivered to further decrease the workload on the Emmaüs Communities using Emmabuntüs, and on our JerryClan friends, in France and in Africa (Ivory Coast, Togo, Cameroon, Chad, Benin, and Senegal), Ayiyikoh, DouaLab, who practice the computer reuse by manufacturing Jerry Do It Together under Emmabuntüs, these computers, in turn, enabling the development of innovative applications in their respective countries.

This version will be used by new associations using emmabuntüs:

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Photo : Computer room of the village of Nayéga, Savannah region north Togo
equipped with YOVOTOGO and JUMP Lab'Orione

This version 1.03 includes the following fixes and enhancements :

  • Release based on Xubuntu 14.04.4.
  • Plugin updates for Firefox, Chromium and Thunderbird
  • Ltools 3.1 extension update within Libre Office
  • HPLIP 3.16.2 update
  • Minitube 2.5.2 update
  • Installation of vmg through deb (Thanks to Arpinux)
  • Added TurboPrint testing mode (Thanks to Frafa)
  • Added Brother script (Thanks to Jack)
  • Fixed computer price script
  • Fixed Accessibility script
  • Fixed Audacious configuration file
  • Fixed missing icons in the menu
  • Fixed Gparted launch script
  • Fixed lChildsplay launch bug

To ensure a correct installation of Emmabuntüs, we strongly suggest to run it without Internet connection, and to connect back the computer to the network during the first system restart, when it is time to install (or not) the optional non-free software. Please have a look at How To Install Emmabuntüs 3 on the site.

This version will be available as of March 29 2016, from our homepage:,
but also from this website

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+, Diaspora, 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).

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

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