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34 Linux Persian Project plans operational on $900K budget

Tehran, Feb 29, Taliya News - Manager of Linux Persian Project spoke in Tehran Monday of putting to use 34 plans of that project that were commissioned to firms through tender on an approximately ten billion rial ($900k) budget.

Faculty member of Sharif Technical University Dr. Mohammad Khansari elaborating on Linux Persian National project added in an interview with CITNA, "providing the appropriate path for devising an Iranian operating system with local backup and open text software based on GNU/Linux Operating System and highly used other open text software as well as promoting taking advantage of open text operating systems are among the objectives of this project."

He said that three distinctive phases are defined in this project in accordance with the process of making the GNU /Linux System indigenous and they are already being applied.

He defined those three phases as provision of the required facilities and software for the usage of Persian language on the Internet and computer; applying the results of the project's Phase One at GNU's important libraries; Linux and promotion of free text software; that comprise the full text and highly popular three phases of this project.

On present day application of Linux Persian, Khansari said, "During the past three years Linux Persian with local support has been present at the market and the project's output has been quite tangible."

He added, "Keeping in mind that having access to the products of the company is online and free for everyone the Iranian firms such as Iran Data Processing (DPI) have provided packages of them and distributed them commercially, while providing backup systems for them locally in the market."

The Manager of Linux Persian Project reiterated, "Presently at least six live, or online and downloadable versions of the national Linux Persian Project are available namely the Shabdix, the Lornux, the Parsix, the Farlix, and the practical Sharif Linux inside Iran that are all available on project's websites.

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