August 6, 2003

Linux now in Hindi and other Indian languages

Linux For You writes "Linux For You, Asia's first Linux magazine, has launched a multilingual version of Linux from India - For You (LiFY). It now supports all major Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Gurmukhi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. It is totally free for any personal and business use. It is developed at LFY Labs, New Delhi.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Rahul Chopra, Editor, Linux For You said: "The support of all major Indian languages in LiFY will make it a universal choice for all Indians, all across the country. Till now, the basic language for computing was English. Now Indians will be able to user their own languages in computers using LiFY."

LiFY has expanded the utility of Linux for the Indian platform. A CD-ROM containing a complete version of multilingual LiFY has been distributed alongwith Linux For You's July edition, making it the largest circulated multilingual operating system.

LiFY is intuitively designed with a Windows XP(TM) like interface (XP Desktop Environment). All applications are based on Open Source, which means that they can be used totally royalty free for various business and personal applications. The source code of the applications is also available for free for modification and re-use by programmers. LiFY has also been integrated with applications devised by Indian programmers. The operating system does not need any installation and can run directly from CD-ROM.

About Linux For You
Linux For You is Asia's first Linux magazine and it enjoys the largest readership in this category. The publication also manages LFY Labs, one of the most premier research centers exclusively for Linux. The company is headquartered in New Delhi with offices at Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and
Kolkatta. The publication has an ISO 9002 certification."



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