OpenLab is the oldest African-developed GNU/Linux distribution. Started in 2001, it has built up a well-deserved reputation for ease-of-use, innovation, and user-oriented design. It was originally developed as a niche solution for the education sector, but has grown into a complete desktop operating system well suited to the home desktop, small business, and many other environments. Developed using principles from extreme programming, with constant involvement of a wide-range of participants in the process with frequent re-evaluation of designs, OpenLab is an innovative, vibrant, and above all fun platform that continuously evolves to meet the real needs of the desktop market.
SNAP Platform is a development toolkit that packages into an easy to install solution the the Jikes Java compiler, the SableVM Java-like virtual machine and the GNU Classpath Java-like API, and the Eclipse universal tools platform, plus sample programs with source code and developer documentation.
The FireCast Software Suite consists of the FireCast OS and FireCast ClientCenter and is designed to support every aspect of interactive kiosk and digital signage networks. FireCast OS is a Linux-based operating system integrated with a robust browser and video capability that provides the utmost in reliability, security, and functionality to designers, owners, and users of interactive kiosk and digital signage networks. FireCast ClientCenter is a Web-based system for remote management and monitoring of FireCast networks. It also provides capability to create and track advertising campaigns across the entire network of devices. It utilizes an intuitive interface that allows communication with individual devices and/or management by arbitrary nonexclusive groups.