On June 2nd, the Information and Communication minister of the Royal Government of Bhutan, Lyonpo Leki Dorji, officially launched "DzongkhaLinux", an entirely localised Linux distribution based on Debian. DzongkhaLinux is the first operating system fully supporting the country's national language and developed entirely in Bhutan. This development was supported by the International Development Research Center, from Canada, and the PANl10n project. Bhutan is very commited to preserve its local culture and traditions. DzongkhaLinux is the first opportunity for the entire Bhutanese population to enter the information and communication age, using their own language. The Bhutan Department of Information Technology chose Debian for its high versatility and reliability as well as the guarantee to always remain 100% free software. DzongkhaLinux developers have already contributed back their translations and development (fonts, input methods...) to both Debian and end-user applications developers, such as Gnome, Openoffice.org and the Mozilla foundation.
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