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Debian Chiguru is now available for download

Debian Chiguru distribution with Kannada localization support released during Gnu/Linux Habba version 3 at NMAMIT, NITTE is now available for download at SourceForge. Tech Sampada volunteers group is happy to announce this distro availability.

Chiguru is based on Debian Lenny. The distribution is to focus on providing an improved distribution for Kannada users in particular, and Indian language users in general. This release can be used either as a live CD, or as an installer CD. GUI installer is available.

Visit Gnu/Linux habba official website:

For support requests or to get in touch with the Technical team, write to us: tech-volunteers at

SourceForge forum post is available here.

Debian “Chiguru” distributed at Gnu/Linux Habba v3

Debian Chiguru

Tech Sampada team distributed a Debian based Gnu/Linux distribution at Gnu/Linux Habba v3 event @ NMAMIT, Nitte near Mangalore on 7th February, 2009. Team has got a long term goals to make this distribution stable Kannada release which enables Kannadiga’s to use their native language (Kannada) during computing, without much hinderence.

At the moment distributed distro contains Live + Installer options on it. Live cd option can be used to test and then install the distribution on computers using installer options. More than 20 people tested, installed and used distribution during Habba. We also helped many students to install Gnu/Linux on VirtualBox as they were found to be bit frantic.

Special Note: Team managed to deploy 26GB Debian repo on a server @ NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte to provide Gnu/Linux resources to students. Special thanks to our Debian guru Ravi (CrazyGene) for all his contribution.

Watch out more news on further releases and download infor on

Gnu/Linux Habba – v3 @ NMAMIT,Nitte

Sampada team is back on track with Gnu/Linux Habba. We will be at NMAMIT, Nitte on February 7th, 2009.  We have started the event preparations. Join your hands with us!

Event update:


Event website and blog:


Date: February 7th, 2009.

GNU/Linux Habba v2 at Mysore

The most awaited event for Sampada technical team. We are all joining out hands together once again on 21st September for Gnu/Linux Habba v2. This time we are at “Mysore

Tentative Date: September 21st
Venue: (Tentative)
Dept. of Physics
University of Mysore

Official Event Website :

Activities :
Volunteers Meet:
IRC, #kannada
Friday evening, Saturday evening.

There will be more ideas, much more planning this time.

Be there!