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Hrat GNU/Linux - Armenian Linux Operation System

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| It will be used Debian's debian-installer. The OS will be FREE and the
| packages will conform to Free Software Foundation and Open Source rules.
|
| The "Armenian Linux Translation Project" is the sub project of the Hrat
| project. Which works on Linux software (packages) translations.
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http://www.e-linux.it/news_detail.php?id=5101

Free software is picked up the fastest outside English-speaking countries. It's
good to have translations in the press.


Recent:

Hrat GNU/Linux - First Armenian Linux Distribution

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| Operation System (OS) Linux is not well known in Armenia. Often it is used
| for internet providers and organizations as server. *
|
| [...]
|
| The author of the Hrat GNU/Linux project is Vardan Gevorgyan, who manages a
| small group of volunteers.
|
| The Hrat GNU/Linux OS is based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.
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http://www.linuxworld.com/community/?q=node/3935


Related:

Talking in Code: Open source software offers Armenian options in cyberspace

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| These systems are highly useful in Armenia because, unlike
| Microsoft programs which rely on closed software, open source
| enables users to make changes, for example by converting them
| into the Armenian language.
|
| However, they are not in widespread use here and many ordinaryc
| omputer users are not familiar with such software. Instead,
| unlicensed, pirate copies of Microsoft programs are used.
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http://armenianow.com/?action=viewAr...1&IID=&lng=eng


"The Role of Open Source Software for the Development of Information Society"
Conference in Armenia

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| The conference aimed at exchange of experience in open source
| promotion policy and in the use of open source software in specific
| areas such as public administration and education.
|
| The Conference was organised by Center for Information Law and Policy
| (CILP) and was attended by representatives of non-governmental
| organizations from Eastern Europe (Macedonia and Bulgaria), CIS
| countries (Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and
| Tajikistan), and Armenian officials responsible for the development
| of information policies.
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http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk/inde...mid=26&lang=en


Talking in Code: Open source software offers Armenian options in cyberspace

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| Being open to all and for free ? these two properties make open source
| computer software popular in the West.
|
| These systems are highly useful in Armenia because, unlike Microsoft
| programs which rely on closed software, open source enables users to
| make changes, for example by converting them into the Armenian
| language.
|
| [...]
|
| However, open source volunteers soon created alternative training courses
| for schools, teaching the Linux operating program in place of Windows.
| Later, the government and Bulgaria's president made the spread of open
| sources a state policy.
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http://armenianow.com/?action=viewAr...1&IID=&lng=eng
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