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Gov't rolls out free, open-source OS for Digital Welfare Program

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Hungary's government has made an open-source operating system, bundled with programs, available free of charge in the framework of the Digital Welfare Program, the Innovation and Technology Ministry told Hungarian news agency MTI.

The ministry said the OS is easy to install and use, and it comes bundled with a web browser, email, and multimedia programs. The OS is suitable for work, learning, and entertainment, as well has taking care of official business electronically, it added.

Many of the programs that come with the OS were developed by Hungarian SMEs.

All of the OS documentation, help files, and program interfaces are in the Hungarian language.

The software package can be downloaded at www.szoftveralapcsomag.hu from January 25.

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