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ISURU Linux 16.04
DeveloperMinistry Of Education, Sri Lanka
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelFree and Open Source Software
Initial release30 June 2012 (2012-06-30)
Latest release16.04 LTS / 30 April 2016; 5 years ago (2016-04-30)
Available inMultilingual
Update methodAPT (Software Updater, GNOME Software)
Package managerdpkg, Snappy
Platformsi386, AMD64
Kernel typeLinux (Monolithic-based Hybrid)
Default user interfaceGNOME
LicenseGNU 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".


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.


ISURU Linux is used for teaching Sri Lankan GCE O-level and GCE A-level "Information and Communication Technology" subjects.

Download ISURU Linux[edit]

ISURU Linux can be download via the official website or from this direct download link.

ISURU Linux Installation[edit]

Installation Types[edit]

There are 3 ways to install ISURU Linux in a computer.

  • By using a virtual machine (VM)
ISURU Linux Training, Meepe, Sri Lanka
Students learning ISURU Linux...
  • By using dual-boot System
  • Only the operating system

System Requirements[edit]

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


ISURU Linux operating system has introduced with several versions.

Version Name Year Description
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
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release

Help and Technical Support[edit]

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]

ISURU Linux 14.04 DVD package

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]

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.


External links[edit]

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