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Emmabuntüs 3
Developer Collectif Emmabuntüs[1]
Written in {{#property:p277}}
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release May 2011[2]
Latest release Emmabuntüs 3 1.02[3] / 12 October 2015; 3 years ago (2015-10-12)
Available in Multilingual[4]
Update method APT
Package manager dpkg (Synaptic)
Platforms i386 AMD64
Kernel type Monolithic Linux kernel
Userland GNU
Default user interface Xfce
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official website emmabuntus.org

Emmabuntüs is a Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu and designed to facilitate the repacking of computers donated to humanitarian organizations[5] like the Emmaüs Communities.[6]

The name Emmabuntüs is a portmanteau of Emmaüs and Ubuntu.


  • Emmabuntüs 2 can be installed, in its entirety, without an Internet connection as all of the required packages are included within the disk image. The disk image includes packages for multiple languages and also optional non-free codecs that the user can choose whether to install or not.[7]
  • One gigabyte of RAM is required for the live mode of Emmabuntüs 2,[8] however for a full installation it requires at least 512 megabytes of RAM.[9]
  • An installation script automatically performs some installation steps (user name, password predefined). The script allows you to choose whether or not to install non-free software, whether to uninstall unused languages to reduce updates.[10]
  • Emmabuntüs 2 includes browsers plug-ins for parental control.[11]
  • There are three docks to choose from to simplify access to the software and are defined by the type of user (children, beginners and "all").[12]

Desktop Environment

The desktop environment is Xfce with Cairo-Dock. LXDE is also included and can be optionally installed.[13]


Stand selling computers running Emmabuntüs during the Big Sale for Emmaus, Paris

Multiple applications are installed that perform the same task in order to provide a choice for each user that uses the system.[14] Here are some examples:


Release no longer supported Release still supported Beta release Future release
Name Base Release date Size (GB) Desktop environment Architecture Linux kernel
Emmabuntüs Equitable Ubuntu 10.04 LTS[15] 2012-04-28 2.7 GNOME x86 2.6.32
Lemmabuntüs Equitable Lubuntu 10.04[16] 2012-03-10 1.6 LXDE x86 2.6.32
Emmabuntüs 2 Xubuntu 12.04 LTS[17] 2014-12-18 3.5 Xfce or LXDE x86 & AMD64 3.2.60
Emmabuntüs 3 Xubuntu 14.04 LTS[18] 2015-10-12 3.8 Xfce or LXDE x86 & AMD64 3.19.0
Emmabuntüs DE Debian 8 2016-02-15 3.5 Xfce or LXDE x86 3.16.0

97,600 downloads by August 2014, from statistics on SourceForge[19]

See also


  1. Linux notes from DarkDuck Interview with Patrick d'Emmabuntüs: Emmabuntüs is more than a Linux distribution September 24th, 2013
  2. Framasoft (French)
  3. On October 12 2015, Emmabuntüs 3 celebrates brotherhood
  4. Developpez.com Emmabuntüs 3 Installation Instructions
  5. Tuxmachines.org Emmabuntüs: A philanthropist’s GNU/Linux 20 April 2014
  6. Bärwaldt, Erik. "Kompakter-Allrounder-fuer-aeltere-Computer". Linux Community. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  7. Emmabuntüs, Collectif. "Features Emmabuntüs". Collectif Emmabuntüs. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  8. "Use in live mode". Collectif Emmabuntüs. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  9. "Hardware requirements". Collectif Emmabuntüs. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  10. Developpez.com tuto post-install emmabuntus 3 19 January 2015
  11. Kioskea.net january 2013 configure parental settings
  12. "Emmabuntus 2 1.04". April 2013. Superdownloads. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  13. "How to Emmabuntüs 2 under LXDE ?". Collectif Emmabuntüs. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  14. Emmabuntüs, Collectif. "Software". Collectif Emmabuntüs. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  15. Silviu, Stahie. "Emmabuntüs 1.02". May 11th 2012. Softpedia. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  16. "Dernières mises à jour des distribs Emmabuntüs Lucid". March 10th 2012. Blog Emmabuntüs. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  17. "Emmabuntüs 2 1.09". December 19, 2014. Softpedia. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  18. "Emmabuntus 3 Linux Distribution Is Now Based on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS". April 2, 2015. Softpedia. 
  19. Downloads stats on Sourceforge retrieved 30 August 2014

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