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Free OS to power computers in schools

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Over 2,00,000 computers in schools across the State will soon be powered by the latest version of the Linux-based Free Operating System that offers a variety of applications for educational and general purposes.

The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has rolled out the new version named “IT@School GNU/ Linux 18.04”. Based on the Ubuntu OS LTS edition, the system features several free applications customised as per the State school curriculum.

Office packages, language input tools, database applications, DTP-graphics-image editing software, sound recording-video editing-3 D animation packages, Geographical Information System, Database servers, desktop versions of mobile apps are the other features.

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