Services

The Foundation is currently offering the following services:

  1. Self-learning support to IT trainees who wish to study towards Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification, a vendor independent internationally recognised qualification. We provide learning material from internationally acrediated agencies which the trainee can follow at his/her own pace either at home. We can even lend a Linux laptop for active earning and preparation for the examination.
  2. Periodic seminar/ workshop on information literacy and information access using the internet particularly suitable for scholars and acedemicians in all subject areas.
  3. Distribute both Window and Linux based popular Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) such as OpenOffice.org, a complete office suite alternative to MS Office, GIMP, a graphic programme alternative to Adobe, and other educational software. In addition, latest versions of popular Linux distribution are also be available.
  4. We build low cost Linux system (with optimal hardware configuration) preinstalled with popular fre office and productivity software customised to suit home and office computing according to one?s budget. Students, teachers and enterpreneures on tight budget can avail this service if want to bypass the middlemen. You pay only the hardware component cost plus a small service fee.
  5. Conduct regular workshops on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) applications e.g., introduction to openoffice.org, graphics, multimedia, games and educational applications aimed at general users.
  6. Conduct regular workshops on GNU/Linux covering introduction to GNU/Linux covering configuration, program installation, update and using the tools, cross-installation of several GNU/Linux distribution like Ubuntu, Fedora and SuSE, comparison of Linux and Windows, localization, and career opportunity.
  7. Publication of ‘Open-Source Northeast’, a quarterly magazine on ‘Information Literacy’ and ‘FOSS’.

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