AcademiX GNU/Linux is a Linux-based Linux distribution developed specifically for education. The distribution was built on the Debian Linux (Stretch / Buster) distribution and contains free software for education. The programs included in the distribution are for all levels of education – from primary to upper and / or university levels.
The AcademiX Linux distribution includes an installation utility that can be used to install a variety of applications in mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography, biology, statistics, electronics, amateur radio, graphics, office, programming – which are accompanied by virtual interactive labs, and a virtual microscope developed in collaboration with NASA. Robotics Laboratories successfully complete the list of educational programs provided by the distribution.
A special section is dedicated to teachers and allows them to create various articles and content for both student use and online publishing. The installation utility offers more than 150 educational programs that can be easily installed with a single click.
Some of the programs are Debian-specific, others have been developed and are used by various universities in the US and Europe. The Mate-based desktop environment offers a good compromise between the low resource use and a modern and intuitive interface so that distribution can work smoothly on older computers that are still used by different educational institutions.
Most of the educational software provided in this distribution is licensed under the GNU GPL or BSD licenses, so that AcademiX GNU / Linux end-user costs are only represented by constant maintenance and upgrades. The distribution can be used both as a DVD Live or as an independent operating system installed on the hard drive. An experimental feature makes it possible to use AcademiX GNU/Linux in an aula.