PARDUS operating system project was initiated to support the open source movement and 5 main 2 enterprise versions of PARDUS were released as of 2003. The Project first started by TUBİTAK BİLGEM moved to TUBİTAK ULAKBİM in 2013 in order to improve the cooperation with the goverment institutions. PARDUS 2013 a cost-effective, secure alternative to commercial operating systems was released in 2013 which offers enterprise support and provides software tools for enterprise level applications.
As part of FATIH project PARDUS is already used in 85 thousand smart boards and 550 thousand new installations are expected to follow. A remote management tool to configure and maintain smart boards and a LOG management tool are being developed as part of development efforts. PARDUS is also compatible with the software aplications developed for the Ministry of education as part of the FATIH project.