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Edubuntu 11.04 is becoming an amazing Ubuntu flavor. For instance, it seems that Edubuntu will ship with both Unity 2D (according to the latest edubuntu-meta) and Ubuntu Classic desktop by default (but the regular Unity will still be available). Unity 2D will also be used as fall-back for those that try to use the regular Unity but don't have a capable graphics card. Further more, LibreCAD (formerly CADuntu), a great 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCad ported to Qt will also be included by default starting with Edubuntu 11.04.

But the best part is that Edubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal will let you chose the packages you want to install by providing a package selection dialog in Ubiquity. Stéphane Graber explains:

With it, users can easily opt out of some of our meta-packages or individual packages. In the future you will also be able to install extra packages this way (that aren’t installed in the live environment but are present on the DVD).

Edubuntu Package Selection in Ubiquity

If only Ubuntu would provide a similar tool... that would be a killer feature for a lot of us. But this was proposed multiple times and it was turned down so I guess we won't see this in Ubuntu any time soon.

Image credits: Stéphane Graber