OpenLab GNU/Linux was an easy-to-use Slackware-based distribution featuring innovative and user-oriented design. Developed in South Africa since 2001, the product takes shape in the form of an installable live CD. It also includes OLAD (OpenLab ADministration tool) and many other innovations ranging from backend systems, such as the hyperdrive suite which simplifies the handling of removable media, to user-level enhancements, such as the highly integrated desktop theme complemented by the award-winning Nuvola icon set.
Chinese 2000, a Linux distribution produced by Hong Kong-based Culturecom Holdings, is now available as a free download: cd1gpl102.iso (638MB). As the file name indicates, this is a GPL version stripped of 20 proprietary Chinese fonts as well as KaiOffice (a Chinese enabled, modified version of OpenOffice) found in the boxed version. The distribution's product page is long on detail. It is interesting to note that Culturecom's Vice President is Henry Chu, a well-known figure in Taiwan where he is often referred to as "the father of Chinese computing". Henry Chu is the inventor of Cang Jie, a Chinese character input method based on character shapes rather than phonetic symbols -- a 1980 invention which led to rapid increase in adoption of computer technology throughout the Chinese speaking world. The distribution supports both traditional and simplified Chinese (including printing), as well as English. Visit our Chinese 2000 page for more information.
Chinese 2000 is a simple, stable and easy-to-use computer O/S. The applications and resolutions have been successfully localised both linguistically and culturally and this enables the usage of Chinese in carrying out commands and operations. Chinese 2000 is suitable for both family and business users and it can be used as workstations and servers. As it can coexist with other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, that allows users to have more choices in the market. Chinese 2000 is based on Red Hat Linux. It also certifies the Borland development tools which complies with the Chinese 2000 v1.0 platform. One of the greatest advantages of using Chinese 2000 v1.0 is that users can enjoy customer hotline support once registered with us through our website. Users can also download various software from our website without additional charges.