The system does not mandate installation and/or complicated setup, and includes automatic hardware recognition, a wizard that facilitates easy connection to the Internet, as well as a rich and high-quality range of applications with maximum Hebrew support (with more languages to be supported later on).
Among the applications provided in the CD we can count office aplications (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations and more), Internet applications (browser, email, instant messaging, chat and more), multimedia applications (playing music, watching movies, image editors and more) as well as a variety of games. GNU/Linux Kinneret is intended to serve first and foremost pupils in the Israeli education system, and therefore it includes a range of educational software, learning aids and development environments that are needed throughout the studies.
The system can be downloaded for free (as in speech and as in beer) from the Internet. The goals of the project are presenting free, quality proven alternatives to the Windowsâ?˘ operating system and to the commercial software tools that pupils use during their studies, promoting the free software and open source movements in Israel and giving equal opportunity to pupils from all parts of the population in the technological age.