XS Community Edition/5.0

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Building off the success of XSCE 0.4, we hope with v0.5, the glass will officially become half-full :}

Thank you for considering the brand new version 0.5 of XS Community Edition expected early in 2014. It will likely move well beyond 0.4's focus on reliability and configurability on XO-1.5, XO-1.75 and XO-4. It should certainly expand vital communities around x86, x86-64 (coming), Trim-Slice common in low-power/off-grid deployments, and this year's hot new $25-35 Raspberry Pi computers.

Its spec document will be refined Oct 21-23 in San Francisco. Please strongly consider contributing to the purpose and architecture of the upcoming XS Community Edition 0.5 -- starting with this open-community planning document you can add suggestions to here:


Thanks for suggestions from all! Similar to XSCE 0.4, we will certainly continue to advance content options including the world's greatest free and remixable knowledge from Internet-in-a-Box and the Pathagar ebooks library to organize your school's ebooks.

And in the end, 0.5 like 0.4 will seek to enhance possibilities for end users, deployers, and developers, while keeping support for mainstay XS services we've come to expect

How is XSCE 0.5 coming together since Sept 2013?

Look through its spec and community efforts below, as well as XSCE's General FAQ.

Thanks for thinking how we & others can refine this for in the autumn of 2013 for Version 0.5 !

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School Server Recap

A community school server provides communication, networking, content, and maintenance to a school and/or classroom. In everyday usage the school server provides services extending capabilities of the connected laptops, enhancing teacher-child-parent relationships. In general, these services include:

  • Classroom connectivity – Similar to what you would find in an advanced home router.
  • Internet gateway – If available, an internet connection is made available to laptops.
  • Content - Tools for deployments and teachers to make instructional media available to their schools and classrooms.
  • Maintenance - Tools to keep laptops updated and running smoothly.