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DistroWatch.com: Lernstick


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 UTC

Lernstick is a mobile and secure learning and working environment for school and at home that can be installed on external storage media (e.g. USB sticks, USB hard drives, SD cards, etc.). The distribution is based on Debian's stable branch. The distribution is intended to perform so that almost every computer can be started from this storage media. Basically, a hard drive with an installed operating system is no longer required. (Optionally, the system can still be installed on the hard disk.) As a result, the learning stick is a platform for so-called Bring Your Own Device scenarios, in which students can also use their private devices for school purposes, such as exams in an secure offline/online environment.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 231 (31), 6 months: 180 (43), 3 months: 226 (27), 4 weeks: 235 (25), 1 week: 226 (25)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 1 review(s).

Distribution Lernstick
Home Page https://www.lernstick.ch/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://groups.google.com/g/lernstick
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://lernstick-doc.readthedocs.io/de/latest/
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Download Mirrors https://releases.lernstick.ch/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://github.com/Lernstick/lernstick-issues/issues
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Feature 12
Release Date 2023-10-01
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 15000-16000
Free Download ISO
Default Desktop Cinnamon, Enlightenment, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXDE, MATE, Xfce
Package Management DEB
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 12
Package 12
abiword (3.0.5) --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.8
amdgpu (23.0.0) 23.0.0
bash (5.2.21) 5.2.15
bind (9.18.27) --
chromium (126.0.6478.61) 117.0.5938.132
cups (2.4.9) 2.4.2
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) --
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0
firefox (127.0) 1.3.4
freetype (2.13.2) 2.12.1
gcc (14.1.0) 12.2.0
gimp (2.10.38) 2.10.34
glibc (2.39) 2.36
gnome-shell (46.2) 43.6
gnucash (5.6) 4.13
gnumeric (1.12.57) --
grub (2.12) 2.06
gtk (4.14.4) 4.8.3
httpd (2.4.59) --
inkscape (1.3.2) 1.2.2
k3b (24.05.1) 22.12.3
kmod (32) 30
krita (5.2.2) --
LibreOffice (24.2.4) 7.5.6
linux (6.9.4) 6.4.4
Package 12
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.1
mariadb (11.4.2) --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) 1.26.0
mesa (24.1.1) 22.3.6
mysql (8.4.0) --
nautilus (46.2) 43.2
NVIDIA (550.90.07) 525.125.06
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (22) 17.0.8
openssh (9.7p1) 9.2p1
openssl (3.3.1) 3.0.9
perl (5.40.0) 5.36.0
php (8.3.8) --
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) 5.27.5
postfix (3.9.0) --
postgresql (16.3) --
Python (3.12.4) 3.11.2
qt (6.7.1) 6.4.2
samba (4.20.1) 4.17.10
systemd (256) 252.12
thunderbird (127.0) 102.15.1
vim (9.1) 9.0
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.18
wayland (1.23.0) --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.7

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Version: 12
Rating: 7
Date: 2023-12-13
Votes: 33

It works quite well, it is easy to install it on another USB and the bios recognizes the UEFI input, it has persistence and enough programs to start programming.It comes with several desktops pre-installed (I don't know if this is a good idea, packages and terminals get mixed up).
The problem comes when you want to update: then the surprises begin. The "apt" manager is blocked, when it is unlocked, it informs you that there are 8 broken packages, when you see the broken packages, it is the Libre Office installation that comes with the name "Lernstick Office" (?).
It is a veteran distro made in Switzerland for schools and educational environments, I think it is a great idea. I think there is a better alternative which is "Linux Schools", where everything works and works very well, but it is based on Ubuntu and does not have persistence

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