Thiruvananthapuram, February 22 2021: Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), the government agency with responsibility for IT-enabling the school system, has released its own version of the ope source Linux operating system, the KITE GNU-Linux Lite 2020.
Based on the free Ubuntu software platform, it includes applications like office tools, data base graphics and desktop publishing software.|It also includes G-Image reader, an image to text converter.
The operating system would be pre installed in the student laptops being provided under the state’s Vidyasree project. And in keeping with this core user base, it includes Malayalam Unicode fonts and an English-Malayalam dictionary.|
Speaking to PTI, KITE CEO K. Anvar Sadath said: "Unlike commonly seen Ubuntu based packages, the new LIiteversion OS has been developed in such a way that it can be even installed in computers with less computing powerby effectively utilizing its storage space and thereby providing all packages integrated in it.”
The KITE GNU LINUX LITE-2020 can be freely downloaded here