January 4, 2004

First Mongolian Linux "Soyombo 1 Beta" released

Author: Khurelbaatar Lkhagvasuren

OpenMN team has released First Mongolian Linux "Soyombo 1 Beta" as ISO image distribution.

OpenMN (http://www.openmn.org) is Mongolian Open Source Developers Community, with main purpose of developing a Complete Mongolian Linux System supports classical Mongolian (Traditional) Script named Uigarjin which is may be only script top down and left right in the world.Soyombo is the first release name of Mongolian (cyrillic) Linux, and is a modular distribution based on Morphix, with live-cd support (you burn the CD, you put it in your CD-Rom drive, you boot and it works... no harddisk-installation necessary, doesn't touch your data).

Main desktop environment of this release is GNOME 2.4 Desktop and Platform, and it is almost completely translated into Mongolian.

The current release is only for demonstration purpose without hard disk installation. Ready to use version with hard disk installation is coming up.

Visit http://www.openmn.org to obtain more info.
Direct download link is http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group _id=75825&package_id=105477 .

Thanks to the many people who contributed to our work in many different forms!

Special thanks to SourceForge.net for your high qualified free hosting service and many helpful features for OpenSource development!"


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