Nova OS 4.0 Action – Cuban National OS (Linux)

Nova is a Cuban Linux Distro launched in February 2009, sponsored by government and developed by the University of Computer Sciences in Havana, Cuba. As said Director of UC: “[t]he free software movement is closer to the ideology of the Cuban people, above all for the independence and sovereignty.”

Desktop Environment — GNOME 3.4. Nova based on Ubuntu 12.04(version >2.1) and also use Wine to run Windows Application (Notes). In the begin of development OS was based on Gentoo Linux and Sabayon. It’s very easy and user-friendly distribution. Nova have the three editions: “Escritorio” (desktop version with GNOME), “Ligero” (lightweight desktop — “Guano”) and “Servidor”(server edition). You can download Nova here. Official website – .


Linux Kernel 3.2
GTK+ 3.4.2
Bash 4.2
GCC 4.6.3
Glibc 2.15
Grub 1.99
Python 2.7.3
Xorg-server 1.11.4
Thunderbird 17.0.3
Mesa 8.0.4
Nautilus 3.4.2
Cups 1.5.3
Freetype 2.4.8
Samba 3.6.3
LibreOffice 3.5.7


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