Three months after the appearance of a Hebrew version of the Open Office package, distributed free of charge as an alternative to Office, Microsoft has been dealt yet another blow in Israel. For the first time, the Hebrew version of Windows is faced with an alternative operating system for home users. Its called Knoppix, and its price you guessed it is zero.
February 23, 2004
Closing Windows: free Hebrew alternative for Microsoft system
Another blow for Microsoft: on the heels of a free alternative to its Office software, a no-charge alternative operating system to Windows is now flooding the country. Knoppix, a Hebrew operating system requiring no installation, is the first real threat to the Microsoft monopoly in Israel.
Link: Maariv International