Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP), a non-government organization of Nepal, has launched free/open source "NepaLinux", Nepali version of Linux, MPP said here Friday.
"With the number of computer users increasing in the country, NepaLinux is launched to ease the problems faced by Nepali people lacking good command in English language," MPP said in a press statement.
With the launching of the software, Nepali people can use Nepali software free of cost, the statement added.
Some of the packages included in NepaLinux are Linux Kernel 2.6. 12, Gnome 2.10 Desktop Environment, OpenOffice.org 2.0, Gimp Graphics Editor, IRC Client, Gaim Messenging Tool, Development Tools (Includes C and C++), Mozilla Suite, GnomeBaker CD/DVD Burning Utility, Firewall Security, Antivirus, Rootkit and Sniffer Detection Tool, Image Viewers, Games and others.
The main features of the NepaLinux are NepaLinux dictionary, Lexicon and Spell Checker and Grammar Checker, the statement noted, adding, "NepaLinux is a Free/Open Source Software in which the source code is open and the users have the freedom to use, study, modify according to one's needs and redistribute it," the statement noted.
Unlimited NuMedia Pvt Ltd, in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation of the U.S. had launched the Nepali version of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 some couple of weeks ago.