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Not confused with Blangkon, a Javanese headdress
BlankOn Linux
BlankOn logo
BlankOn9.0 ManokwariDE.png
Screenshot of BlankOn Linux with Manokwari
Developer YPLI & Ubuntu-id
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 10.0 (Tambora) (2017-01-05) / January 5, 2017; 6 months ago (2017-01-05)[1]
Platforms x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic
Default user interface Manokwari
License Various
Official website

BlankOn Linux is a Linux distribution based on Debian developed by Yayasan Penggerak Linux Indonesia (YPLI).


The goals of BlankOn Linux are to provide a suitable operating system for common PC users in Indonesia, especially in the academic, small/medium enterprise, and government sectors.[2] Since BlankOn 2.0, it has had multimedia support such as MP3, VCD, and DVD, with Indonesian themes and graphics. BlankOn development is open with release frequency of once or twice per year.

Name Origins[edit]

The name BlankOn originally came from blangkon an ethnic Indonesian headdress, especially common among the Javanese (Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java), Sundanese (West Java and Banten), Maduranese, and Balinese.

BlankOn means also blank (binary number 0) and on (binary number 1) or digital hat (modern) with ancient (classic) appearance.

Another meaning of the name could be said to be the transformation from "blank" to "on".[3]


The BlankOn developers hope that every BlankOn user can be transformed from "blank" to "filled", to have knowledge that Linux can be used to increase the skills, dignity, and autonomy of the Indonesian people.

BlankOn is intended to be a motivator for the Indonesian people to use and develop Linux and other FLOSS. BlankOn also means a crash helmet to software proprietary dependency.[4]


Compiz on BlankOn Lontara

BlankOn 1.0[edit]

Code Name : Bianglala

BlankOn 2.0[edit]

Code Name : Konde - Released 15 November 2007

BlankOn 3.0[edit]

Code Name : Lontara - Released 27 April 2008

BlankOn 4.0[edit]

Code Name : Meuligoe - Released 15 November 2008

BlankOn 5.0[edit]

Code Name : Nanggar - Released 16 June 2009

BlankOn 6.0[edit]

Code Name : Ombilin - Released 5 July 2010

BlankOn 7.0[edit]

Code Name : Pattimura - Released 17 August 2011

BlankOn 8.0[edit]

Code Name : Rote - Released 5 Maret 2012

BlankOn 9.0[edit]

Code Name : Suroboyo - Released 15 February 2014

BlankOn 10.0[edit]

Code Name : Tambora - Released 5 January 2017


OpenOffice on BlankOn Lontara
BlankOn Lontara with Firefox shows the old BlankOn website

After the launching of BlankOn version 1.0 based on Fedora Core, YPLI and Komunitas Ubuntu Indonesia developed BlankOn version 2.0 (code name: "Konde") based on Ubuntu.

BlankOn Linux version 1.0 and version 2.0 are sponsored by UNESCO and several other institutions.[5]


Yayasan Penggerak Linux Indonesia (YPLI) is an organization that develops Linux software and brainware in Indonesia.


  1. ^ "Distribution Release: BlankOn 10.0". Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Selamat Datang di Situs Pengembangan BlankOn". Blankon Linux. 
  3. ^ "Pertanyaan Umum BlankOn". Blankon Linux. 
  4. ^ "Seputar BlankOn". Blankon Linux. 
  5. ^ "Building an Indonesian GNU/Linux - BlankOn Linux". UNDP-APDIP International Open Source Network. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. 

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