The emergence of locally flavored Linux operating systems in the past few years has been a catalyst for an increased rate of development of Linux in Indonesia. This was especially true after the enactment of Copyright Law No. 19 of 2002, which provided a more secure environment for users and institutions to explore the potential of Linux. As a result, Linux operating system usage has become more prevalent amongst both personal users and companies.
The use of Linux can be seen as an attractive option for many businesses due to its comparatively low cost of ownership and maintenance. Furthermore, the range of available applications, services, and features can provide a range of benefits to users and organizations. With the continued growth of Linux usage in Indonesia, it is likely that the development and adoption.
The growth in Linux developers across the country has been a remarkable trend. This can be attributed to the presence of local flavor Linux operating systems. The emergence of Linux made by local people has enabled a wider reach for open source-based operating systems, with the local Linux offering a user-friendly experience that dispels the idea that Linux is difficult to get to grips with. Furthermore, the availability of localized versions of the operating system makes it easier for a larger audience to understand and use, thus further promoting the proliferation of Linux usage.
Now more about some local Linux operating system updates. Each has its advantages. But all of them are quite easy to install and run for users unfamiliar with Linux.
When we hear the name, our minds will be immediately drawn to the iconic Jogja headdress. However, this operating system has nothing to do with traditional Indonesian headgear. blankOn is an open-source Linux distro and is renowned in the country for its reliability and user-friendliness. It can offer a secure, stable, and feature-rich operating system to its users. This makes it one of the most popular distros for Linux users in Indonesia. With its excellent performance, it is no surprise that blankOn has become such an essential part of the Linux community.
BlankOn was developed by the children of the nation who are members of the Indonesian Linux Movement Foundation and the BlankOn Development Team. BlankOn means the change from blank (empty) to on (lit or filled). The meaning of BlankOn philosophy is the hope that BlankOn distro users will change from unaware (blank) to aware (filled) that there is Linux that can be utilized to improve IT skills, dignity, and independence of the Indonesian nation.
Like most other Linux distros, BlankOn is released without a license fee and can be downloaded, used, or shared with anyone. But what makes this distro so interesting? BlankOn is a Linux distribution actively developed openly by the community and one of Indonesia’s largest. It embraces the concept of Indonesia, from language, art, and cultural themes, to archipelago script and signature applications. BlankOn has a repository with many applications. In addition to being ready to use, the distro has easy-to-obtain usage guides, help, and support.
BlankOn currently has a general version and a prayer mat version. The general version started with BlankOn 1.0 with the code name Bianglala. Then it continued to version 2.0 with the code name Konde until the latest BlankOn 7.0 with the code name Pattimura. This latest version uses kernel 2.6.38. In addition, it uses Indicator Applet Application Menu (Global Menu) and LibreOffice 3.3.2. In addition, BlankOn Pattimura has installed Gimp 188.8.131.52, Inkscape 0.4.8.1, and available multimedia codecs so that it can play video and audio files directly.