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Ojuba Linux

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Ojuba 4 live CD
DeveloperMo'aied Al-Sa'ady et al.
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest release35 / March 6, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-03-06)
Available inMultilingual
Update methodYum
Package managerRPM Package Manager
Platformsi686, x86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Default user interfaceGNOME
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitehttp://linux.ojuba.org/

Ojuba is an Arabic Linux distribution from Jordan optimised for Arabic speakers as well as some Islamic tools. Ojuba is a computer operating system based on the Fedora distribution produced by an Arabic team led by Muayyad Al-Sa'di.[1]


Ojuba Linux is an Arabic Fedora-based distribution pre-installed with Arabic/Islamic packages like hijra and minbar, and many patched packages to give better Arabic support (like GNOME Terminal). Ojuba Linux also comes with some third-party packages implementing multimedia support for proprietary formats and proprietary drivers.[2][3][4]


  1. Ojuba PC : Based on, and 100%[citation needed] Compatible with, Fedora by Red Hat. Fedora is not as highly prioritized by Red Hat as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with bug fixes.[5]
  2. Ojuba server system : It is intended to be Based on CentOS and Compatible with Red Hat Versions, and it's not launched yet.
  • Ojuba version 1 is based on Fedora 9
  • Ojuba version 2 is based on Fedora 10
  • Ojuba version 3 is based on Fedora 11
  • Ojuba version 4 is based on Fedora 13
  • Ojuba version 16 is based on Fedora 16

Extra programs[edit]

  • Zekr, Quranic study tool
  • Hijra (Hijri calendar)
  • Minbar (prayer time indicator)
  • Audio converter program, MiMic

Ojuba 4 software[edit]

Ojuba 4 Riyadh was based on Fedora 13 and the default GUI was GNOME.

  • Minbar: Islamic prayer times application
Monajat: There is neither might nor power but with Allah
  • Monajat: application that popups prayers every predetermined time
  • thwab: Electronic Encyclopedia System
  • mus-haf Othman: Othman Qur'an Browser
  • Hijri Islamic Calendar
  • Translations for the Arabic language

Applications in Ojuba 4: Archive Manager, Dictionary, gedit, Gnote, StarDict, Take Screenshot, arcade games, logic & puzzles games, GNU Paint, Shotwell Photo Manager, Simple Scan, Empathy, Firefox, Pino - Twitter and Identi.ca client, Remote Desktop Viewer, Transmission, Uget, Project Management, Audio CD Extractor, Brasero, Cheese, Istanbul Desktop Session Recorder, Movie Player, Ojuba MiMiC, Pitivi Video Editor, Rhythmbox, Automatic Bug Reporting Tool, CD/DVD Creator, Déjà Dup, Disk Usage Analyzer, Disk Utility, Multilingual Terminal, Ojuba Personal Lock, Ojuba Virtual CD/DVD, System Monitor and Terminal.

Ojuba 4 doesn't have Zekr Quranic study tool pre-installed or LibreOffice /OpenOffice.org for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases.[6]

Release Life Cycle[edit]

Ojuba 4 was based on Fedora 13 and from 24 June 2011, Fedora 13 had reached its end of life for updates and support. No further updates, including security updates, would be available for Fedora 13 (and Ojuba 4).[7] Ojuba is a Fedora-based Linux distribution is still active.[8] But if the system isn't updated in the future, the system may become vulnerable to exploits. The Sabily Linux distribution is an operating system designed by and for Muslims and is supported. Sabily has also suffered from lack of resources and has e.g. made a suspension of Sabily 12.04 codename "Ibn-AlBaytar" to name the next release 12.10 "Ibn-AlBaytar".[9] Generally to accelerate the development, more developers, graphical designers, packagers, iso builders must be found. Ojuba 16 was released on 20 April 2012[10] and will supported until 2013. In addition the 16 release GNOME 3 has replaced the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Ojuba 35 was released on 6 March 2014.

See also[edit]

  • Sabily - is a free, open source operating system based on Ubuntu designed by and for Muslims
  • Open source
  • Free software
  • Minbar (software)
  • GNU General Public License


  1. "Distribution Release: Ojuba 4". Distrowatch.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. Ojuba Distrowatch page
  3. DistroWatch article
  4. Fedora-based LiveCDs
  5. "Red Hat Enterprise Linux - FedoraProject". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  6. "Why OpenOffice.org". Oracle.
  7. Jared K. Smith (24 June 2011). "Fedora 13 End of Life". lists.fedoraproject.org. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  8. "DistroWatch.com: Ojuba". Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  9. "Sabily.org: Suspension of Sabily 12.04!". Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  10. "Ojuba.org Downloads تنزيل الملفات". Retrieved 5 December 2012.

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