While the PrimTux team has announced the sixth version of the educational Linux operating system, PrimTux 6, and made available in two versions, namely: Ubuntu-based (Ubuntu 18.04.5 or 20.04.1) and the Debian-based (Debian 10), with the later versions for older computers (32-bit).
Albeit, PrimTux is a French-oriented Linux distribution and it is not intended to replace the main operating system of a modern computer, but to serve as an upgrade for obsolete equipment to benefit schools or educational environment as it runs on all types of PC, including the older PCs.
What's New in PrimTux 6 Release?
PrimTux 6 continues to empahsis on the core functionality of PrimTux, which is to cater for students, by using CTParental to ensure that young students are safe while surfing the internet through the provision of search engine with filters like Qwant junior.
It offers multiple configurable settings for different offices, namely: mini, maxi, super, and administrator, which is adaptable to the cycles of primary schooling to protect the systems. PrimTux 6 also introduces a new connection manager with the three student sessions at start-up return.
Additionally, PrimTux menu, which is inspired by the handymenu, is still under development, and the menu will allow users to manage all applications in central location.
How to Download or Upgrade to PrimTux 6
If you're a new user and want to try out PrimTux 6, you can download the ISO image from the official page, which is available for both versions i386 and amd64.
And for installation of PrimTux, you can burn the ISO to a DVD and boot the computer to DVD. To transfer PrimTux to a usb key, it is recommended that you use Ventoy, which allows you to transfer the 3 versions of PrimTux 6 for PC to a USB key and install them. For more information about PrimTux, see the wiki page with guides ranging from installing the OS and software to upgrading the different versions.