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Article from Issue 225/2019

Intranets with multiple servers and services require careful configuration. With Karoshi Linux, even complex structures can be set up in no time at all.

Educational institutions often require complex IT infrastructures that cover all areas of school life. These not only include learning and educational software for the students, but also subject-specific applications and administration. In order to reconcile all requirements and areas (e.g., to be able to use existing proprietary software), cross-platform interfaces must be implemented.

Above all, the software must be easy to use, because often the school network is not managed by IT administrators, but by teachers with limited IT knowledge, who were given responsibility almost incidentally. The UK-based Linux Schools project [1] is tackling this problem with an all-in-one solution named Karoshi [2], which has proven its value in British schools for almost two decades now.


The current Karoshi v12.0 server is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This is also true of the associated client, which, however, has only reached version 6. Both images are available exclusively for 64-bit systems. The hardware requirements for a test environment are just 512MB RAM and about 10GB free disk space. The client ISO image weighs in at about 3.6GB, while the server only needs about 1.7GB. Both images are hybrid images that also work on USB sticks.


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