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NOSS GNU/Linux is a Debian derivative developed in 2019 by staff of the Ghana Centre for Free and Open Source Software Resource and Research (GCFOSS) of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE). The main focus of the NOSS project is to develop a platform for Ghanaians by Ghanaians to innovate solutions to promote national development. The project aim at building a community of developers and user to improve and make NOSS the preferred OS in Ghana schools, homes and office and an innovation platform in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region. The two main variants available are EduNOSS – the educational version and NOSS-Desktop for general purpose use. The development team are currently working on a 32-bits version and server edition for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.


Low memory usage in Cinnamon Desktop Manager
64-bits version currently available
Install and update packages online within Ghana
BIOS and UEFI compliant
Works with other desktop managers like GNOME, LxDE, etc…
Linux Kernel 4.19.0-4
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Education with EDUNOSS

EduNOSS is designed to bring the power and flexibility of free software and an open operating system to kids and the education community. What EduNOSS brings is an easy entry point and sensible design decisions, having been assembled with a real understanding of the challenges education technologists face when attempting to implement something new.

EduNOSS Features:

  • Out-of-the-box localised environment tailored for Ghana Schools
  • Come with PhET STEM Simulation tools
  • Repo has most open source educational tools and programming platforms


The latest Release of NOSS GNU/Linux is version 2.1 (baako). It is coupled with Cinnamon Desktop Environment. This release aims to enhance the user & experience in desktops and laptops with latest applications.

NOSS-Desktop Features:

  • Out-of-the-box localized environment tailored for office and general-purpose use.
  • Office productivity suite – Libre Office

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