NepaLinux

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NepaLinux
Company / developer Madan Award Library
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 2005; 9 years ago (2005)
Latest release 3.0 / May 25, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-05-25)
Update method APT
Package manager dpkg
Platforms i386
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface GNOME
Official website www.nepalinux.org

NepaLinux is a Debian and Morphix-based Linux distribution focused on desktop usage in Nepali and English language computing. It is one of the fastest developing operating system in South Asia. It is commonly used in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the capital city of Bhutan.[1]

It contains applications for desktop users like OpenOffice.org, Nepali GNOME and KDE desktops, Nepali input method editor, etc.

The development and distribution of NepaLinux is done by Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya. Version 1.0 was produced as part of the PAN Localization Project, with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. NepaLinux is an effort of promoting Free and Open Source Software in Nepal.

In October 2007, NepaLinux was the joint recipient of the Association for Progressive Communications' annual APC FOSS prize.[2]

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