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OpenLab GNU/Linux

OpenLab is the oldest African-developed GNU/Linux distribution. Started in 2001, it has built up a well-deserved reputation for ease-of-use, innovation, and user-oriented design. It was originally developed as a niche solution for the education sector, but has grown into a complete desktop operating system well suited to the home desktop, small business, and many other environments. Developed using principles from extreme programming, with constant involvement of a wide-range of participants in the process with frequent re-evaluation of designs, OpenLab is an innovative, vibrant, and above all fun platform that continuously evolves to meet the real needs of the desktop market.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  08 Sep 2006 18:06

    Release Notes: Highlights include KDE 3.5.4 with standard OpenLab patches, 2.0.3, Linux, and hundreds of bugfixes, some of them major.

    •  12 Jun 2006 14:36

      Release Notes: This release includes Linux, fbsplash, vesafb-tng, KDE 3.5.2, WPA support, Wole 0.0.1, and much more.

      •  14 Oct 2005 14:11

        No changes have been submitted for this release.


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