Latest version of Hanthana Linux operating system, a milestone of the
project, was officially released on, 10th January, 2011. The first
awareness session regarding the release was successfully conducted at
the headquarters of Police, Colombo with the precedence of Mr. W.F.U.
Fernando, deputy of Police of the Information Technology Division.
This release is a DVD version facilitating the users with a number of
applications by default. The applications inside the DVD will serve
you with your office, graphics, multimedia, education, financial,
electronics, games and computer programming needs. The capabilities of
these software range from simple unit conversions to advanced system
security systems and system management applications.
It is notable that documentation like installation guide and FAQ are
already included in the Desktop for the convenience of the newbies. This
documentation is also viewable via the Firefox web browser.
Most featured and popular applications for audio and video editing
such as Audacity, Pitivi, Me TV, RecordMyDesktop are included.
GIMP, Blender, Inkscape, Shotwell, Scribus, 2D CAD and QCad are there for graphics, photography and for other digital creations.
gPodder is there for you to download and manage your favourite podcasts.
For the convenience of the users Skype comes by default while
TeamViewer will support you to control systems in remote making you life
easy with remote desktop and remote system management needs.
For web development there is mysql database server, apache php and
phpmyadmin included. IDEs such as Kompozer and Geany and NFS (Network
File Sharing) will ensure that your work will be done with ease.
Not only the Firewall  but also SELinux  will safeguard your system from acts such as unauthorized access.