ISURU Linux 16.04
|Developer||Ministry Of Education, Sri Lanka|
|Source model||Free and Open Source Software|
|Initial release||30 June 2012|
|Latest release||16.04 LTS / 30 April 2016|
|Update method||APT (Software Updater, GNOME Software)|
|Package manager||dpkg, Snappy|
|Kernel type||Linux (Monolithic-based Hybrid)|
|Default user interface||GNOME|
|License||GNU GPL & Various others.|
ISURU Linux (Sinhala: ඉසුරු ලිනක්ස්) is an operating system developed by the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. ISURU Linux is customized for the use in Sri Lankan schools. ISURU Linux is based on Ubuntu Linux (Sinhala: උබුන්ටු ලිනක්ස්) operating system. Which is referred as "Operating system and Application software collection".
History[edit | edit source]
In 30 June 2012 ISURU Linux was introduced to Sri Lankan schools by The Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. It is an effort of the ICT Branch of Ministry of Education, Teachers, as well as the Sri Lankan Open Source Community.
The first release was ISURU Linux 12.04. The second edition was ISURU Linux 14.04. From the experience gain from the previous versions ISURU Linux 16.04 "change" ("For a Difference") was released on 30 April 2016.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Download ISURU Linux[edit | edit source]
ISURU Linux Installation[edit | edit source]
Installation Types[edit | edit source]
There are 3 ways to install ISURU Linux in a computer.
- By using a virtual machine (VM)
- By using dual-boot System
- Only the operating system
System Requirements[edit | edit source]
The following minimum System Requirements are recommended for ISURU Linux 14.04.
- Architecture: IA-32
- Processor: 1 GHz Pentium 4 processor
- RAM: 1 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 15 GB (30 GB Recommended)
- Resolution: 1024 X 768
The following minimum System Requirements are recommended for the latest ISURU Linux 16.04 version.
- Architecture: IA-32, AMD64
- Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core processor
- RAM: 2 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 25 GB (30 GB Recommended)
- Resolution: 1024 X 768
Versions[edit | edit source]
ISURU Linux operating system has introduced with several versions.
|Old version, no longer supported: 12.04 LTS||ISURU Linux 12.04||2012||Old version|
|Older version, yet still supported: 14.04 LTS||ISURU Linux 14.04||2014||Older version, yet still supported|
|Current stable version: 16.04 LTS||ISURU Linux 16.04||2016||Latest version|
Help and Technical Support[edit | edit source]
The Ministry of Education, Sri Lankan has trained a specialized ISURU Linux Technical Support team. The ISURU Linux Technical Support team is willing to solve the day to day practical problems arise when using the ISURU Linux operating system. ISURU Linux Technical Support team will conduct National and Provincial level teacher training programs.
The Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka has set up a Community Forum and a Social Media Networking Group to help teachers to solve the errors with the participation of Sri Lankan Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community.
In addition to the ISURU Linux Technical Support team, to improve the knowledge of the Sri Lankan school's teachers about the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), "ISURU Linux Training Manual" book was prepared by The Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. The Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka has printed and distributed "ISURU Linux Training Manual" to all the schools in Sri Lanka.
Application Software Collection[edit | edit source]
ISURU Linux operating system consist a large number of applications. The Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, expects ISURU Linux operating system will provide software applications required for the day-to-day operations for a school system.
ISURU Linux operating system's inbuilt software can be divided into several software categories:
- Office software
- Graphics software
- Programming languages
- Animation software
- Multimedia software
- Server software
- Educational software
- Educational PC games software
ISURU Linux Training Manual[edit | edit source]
The Teacher Training book prepared for ISURU Linux training programs is known as "ISURU Linux Training Manual" (Sinhala: "ඉසුරු ලිනක්ස් පුහුණු අත්පොත"). The main objective of preparing of this book is providing practical experience on how to use ISURU Linux and Open Source applications in the classroom environment.
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