Sharif Linux

Sharif Linux® (لینوکس شریف) is a bilingual English/Persian operating system. It is based on GNU/Linux and is customized for the computing requirements of Iran and the Persian language, specially for enterprise-level and educational uses. More screenshots...



Do you need Sharif Linux?

We recommend using Sharif Linux if any of the following is true for you:

Sharif Linux comes in two editions, Desktop Edition and Server Edition.


Minimum technical support, provided by Sharif FarsiWeb, Inc. by purchasing Sharif Linux Server Edition or Sharif Linux Desktop Updates, includes timely security, bug-fixing, and improvement updates for the several packages included in the operating system. These can be extended with other services based on the customer's requirements, including but not limited to customization for specific requirements, troubleshooting (by phone or in your office), education, and certification.


The first enterprise customer of Sharif Linux has been Shell Iran, Royal Dutch Shell's branch in Iran, who has started to deploy Sharif Linux to all of the company's servers, desktops, and laptops, in Iran, starting with its central office in Tehran. Shell Iran started to use Sharif Linux with version 1.0, released in June 2005.

Included software

The latest version of Sharif Linux, version 2.0, includes the following software packages, among many others:

Additionally, the desktop edition works in both Persian and English, highly increasing the efficiency of Iranian users.

Hardware requirements


To purchase Sharif Linux 2 see this page. To ask for a demonstration, or request more information, contact Sharif FarsiWeb, Inc. or the email address

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