An operating system dedicated for translators? Yes! Tuxtrans is an operating system developed to meet the daily needs of translators; it can also be used in translator education to help students become familiar with translation environments. Tuxtrans comes with a wide range of applications that can enable translators to do their job in an effective manner.
Tuxtrans, first released under this name in 2010, is a further development of a previous distribution, PCLOSTrans, released in December 2007, and has been promoted as “Linux for Translators” built on the basis of the widely used Linux distribution Ubuntu. Tuxtrans is a multilingual system with languages such as English, German, Italian and Spanish while English is its default locale. From Office suits to DTP software, Tuxtrans has several applications including diverse specialised computer-aided translation tools. Default applications include the Bluefish HTML editor, Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Mozilla Firefox web browser, LibreOffice office suite, VLC Media Player, as well as a wide range of translation management, machine translation, translation memory, software localization, text analysis and corpus tools.
You get your copy of the operating system and learn more about it at Tuxtrans’ official website.