This distribution is predominantly or entirely in a language other than English. If you are not a native speaker of that language, you may have difficulty using it. This distro's primary language is Indonesian.
| Founded:||2004 (edit)|
|Version:||9.1 (suroboyo) (edit)|
|Release Date:||November 10, 2014 (edit)|
|Next Release:||unknown (edit)|
|Platform(s):||i386, x86-64 (edit)|
|Interface(s):||GNOME (Manokwari) (edit)|
|Derivative of:||Debian (edit)|
|Home Page:||http://www.blankonlinux.or.id (edit)|
The goals of BlankOn Linux are to provide a suitable operating system for common PC users in Indonesia, especially in the academic, small/medium enterprise, and government sectors. Since BlankOn 2.0, it has had multimedia support such as MP3, VCD, and DVD, with Indonesian themes and graphics. BlankOn development is open with release frequency of once or twice per year.
The name BlankOn originally came from Blangkon an ethnic Indonesian headdress, especially common among the Javanese (Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java), Sundanese (West Java and Banten), Maduranese, and Balinese.
BlankOn means also blank (binary number 0) and on (binary number 1) or digital hat (modern) with ancient (classic) appearance.
Another meaning of the name could be said to be the transformation from "blank" to "on".
The BlankOn developers hope that every BlankOn user can be transformed from "blank" to "filled", to have knowledge that Linux can be used to increase the skills, dignity, and autonomy of the Indonesian people.
BlankOn is intended to be a motivator for the Indonesian people to use and develop Linux and other FLOSS. BlankOn also means a crash helmet to software proprietary dependency.
Code Name : Bianglala
Code Name : Konde - Released 15 November 2007
Code Name : Lontara - Released 27 April 2008
Code Name : Meuligoe - Released 15 November 2008
Code Name : Nanggar - Released 16 June 2009
Code Name : Ombilin - Released 5 July 2010
Code Name : Pattimura - Released 17 August 2011
Code Name : Rote - Released 5 maret 2012
BlankOn Linux version 1.0 and version 2.0 are sponsored by UNESCO and several other institutions.