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 – http://www.nova.cu/ .
Linux Kernel 3.2 GNOME 3.4 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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