Seeing Red

Linux server and desktop operating systems developer Red Hat says it is ready to take on the Sri Lankan market with a Sinhalese version expected in 2006. Linux server and desktop operating systems developer Red Hat says it is ready to take on the Sri Lankan market with a Sinhalese version expected in 2006. Work on a Sinhalese OS has already begun says Ret Hat India’s Head of Alliances Amit Bhoraskar adding that the next release due in 2006 will support a fully fledged Sinhalese interface.

Red Hat’s Indian experience has proved that it take an average two years to develop an end to end – fully-fledged language capabilities.

Current specifications allow users to switch between languages on a click, with local language options supported by the operating system and the applications that run on it.

Red Hat on Wednesday said it is setting up a liaison office in Sri Lanka to broaden the open source concept and to enable local support for its operating system users.

Bhoraskar says implementing a Red Hat solution could offer up to 80 percent cost savings against its other preparatory software in the market.

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