AriOS is a multimedia-ready and full featured computer operating system designed for Iranian-speaking users. It includes a Persian keyboard layout enabled by default, tons of extra applications, themes and wallpapers.
An Ubuntu-based OS distributed as Live DVDs for mainstream architectures
AriOS is an Ubuntu-based operating system, it is distributed as Live DVD ISO images of approximately 1.5GB in size and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures. As usual, after download you must write these ISO image to either DVD discs or USB thumb drives.
Users can try the distribution without installing it
When the user boots either of the Live DVD ISO images from the BIOS of a computer, it will encounter a boot prompt that is very similar in functionality with the one of the Ubuntu operating system.
From there, the user can try AriOS without installing it, install the distribution permanently on a local drive, check the disk for defects (only if using a DVD media), perform a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot an existin OS from the first disk drive detected by the BIOS.
It features a beautiful graphical desktop interface powered by GNOME
The operating system features a beautiful graphical desktop interface powered by GNOME, which uses an old-school, two-panel layout and a dark/white theme.
Includes a vast selection of open source applications
AriOS includes a vast selection of open source applications, among which we can mention the Blender 3D modeller, GIMP image editor, Shotwell image viewer and organizer, HandBrake video converter, Rhythmbox music player, VLC Media Player, Cheese webcam viewer, Audacious audio player, Audacity audio editor, Wine and Ubuntu Software Center.
A fast distribution for Iranian/English-speaking users
During our tests, the distribution proved to be very fast and easy to use. It provides support for both English- and Iranian-speaking users.