A few years ago, with the release of the first versions of Ubuntu and Debian, many autonomous communities decided to create their own GNU / Linux distribution for citizens of the community or the rest of the world. Currently there are only a few distributions of this wave, one of them is called MAX, one of the few distributions that were based on Ubuntu and still maintains this badge but with some variations.
MAX is the distribution created by the Autonomous Community of Madrid for use in its institutions and that it was never officially used. Nevertheless MAX has continued to be maintained and developed during this time, adding more and more applications so that public schools can use it without having to pay for the particular license.
MAX has finally reached version 8 or at least so indicated in your website and in the recent presentation that took place a few days ago.
MAX is the name of the GNU / Linux distribution of the Community of Madrid
The new version will continue to feature Xfce and Gnome desktops in their latest versions and will be focused on the world of education preferably although it can also be used in the business world. So we have two versions or flavors of MAX: MAX Server and MAX Desktop.
MAX Desktop will have several profiles depending on the role we want to use: teacher, student, administrative or personal use. In the case of Server, the only restriction will be on the wifi control that we will need to be a registered user of EducaMadrid.
You’ll wonder why we’re talking about this here and why we talked so little about this distribution. It’s a good question and has a good answer. With the change of government in the City of Madrid and the coalitions in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, the use of Free Software will be a short and medium term goal so MAX is the operating system that will grow over the coming months , not only in education but also in general, so we must not lose sight of this distribution that like others like Guadalinex, is based on Ubuntu.