Maariv International: Closing Windows: Free Hebrew Alternative for Microsoft System

“Three months after the appearance of a Hebrew version of the
Open Office package, distributed free of charge as an alternative
to Office, Microsoft has been dealt yet another blow in Israel. For
the first time, the Hebrew version of Windows is faced with an
alternative operating system for home users. It’s called Knoppix,
and its price–you guessed it–is zero.

“Based on Linux, Knoppix is an open-code system, meaning that
all users have access to the program’s code and can change it at
will. The Microsoft source code, which was never intended to be
shared with the public, was partially leaked last week on the

“Knoppix has a clear advantage over Windows: it operates
directly from a CD, with no need to install it on the computer’s
hard disk…”

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