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| Founded:||2005 (edit)|
|Release Date:||September 19, 2011 (edit)|
|Next Release:||2012 (date unknown) (edit)|
|Platform(s):||i686, x86-64 (edit)|
|Derivative of:||Independent (edit)|
|Home Page:||http://www.pardus.org.tr/ (edit)|
Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution developed in Turkey, as a product of the Pardus Project. It was named after the Anatolian Leopard.
Pardus is an easy-to-install and use operating system, with many enhancements to desktop usability, compatibility and security. Through the versions from Pardus 1.0 to Pardus 2011.2 (current version), users can connect to Internet, read e-mails, securely communicate with others and exploit the computer's multimedia capabilities by listening to music and watching movies.
Ladislav Bodnar, the creator of DistroWatch, wrote in his round-up of Linux in 2006 that Pardus is one of the distros he was most impressed by this year "...thanks to unique package management ideas, innovative start-up sequence and general desktop polish..."
Pardus is open source and freely distributed as a GPL (General Public License) product. It can be installed in Turkish, English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish or Brazilian Portuguese.