Linux Distributions

PrimTux – educational distribution

PrimTux is a Linux-based operating system. This is a French and educational distribution created for primary school education.

This distro is based on Debian and Ubuntu.

PrimTux is developed by a small team of school teachers and computer enthusiasts in the educational environment. It’s suitable for all types of PCs.


Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT
Release Model:Fixed
Developer:PrimTux team
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14 days ago

It’s really a great distro. I discovered PrimTux during a book fair in France, members of the Primtux team were there to present the distro. Now, we (parents) are trying to retrieve old PCs to put Primtux on it on give them to primary schools. The distro is easy to install, includes a lot of FOSS specifically dedicated to education and also a script to easily install the softwares that cannot be included in the distro (minetest for example).
There are at the present time now 3 Primtux PCs in my children’s school and both students and teachers really like it !

14 days ago
Reply to  Yopyop

It looks interesting. My child is going to primary school in the Fall, so I’ll check this out.