A minimal and fast operating system based on the Debian and Openbox technologies
Debox GNU/Linux or Debox Live is an open source operating system based on the award winning Debian GNU/Linux distribution and built around the Openbox window manager in order to provide users with a minimal, fast and lightweight computer operating system.read more
It’s distributed as a dual-arch Live CDThe distro can be downloaded from its official website (see link above) or via Softpedia as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image that has approximately 650 MB in size and can be used on computers supporting either of the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures.
The operating system can be used without installing itThere’s only a single option on the Live CD boot menu, the live mode, which will start automatically in three seconds from the moment the user boots the ISO image from the BIOS of a computer using either a CD disc or a USB flash drive. At the login prompt use the root/root username/password combination.
It borrows elements from Kali LinuxBesides Debian, the Debox GNU/Linux distribution also borrows elements from the well known Kali Linux operating system, providing users with a desktop environment uses external programs instead of tightly integrating every component. It also features the Liquorix kernel, as well as support for printers, scanners and bluetooth devices.
Openbox uses the Tint2 panelAs mentioned, the Debox distro uses the minimal Openbox window manager as its default and only graphical desktop environment. Openbox uses the Tint2 panel, which is located on the upper side of the screen and allows users to easily interact with running apps and other system functions. The main menu can be accessed by right clicking anywhere on the desktop.
Comes pre-loaded with lightweight applicationsBeing designed from the ground up to be as slim and usable as possible, the distribution comes pre-loaded with lightweight applications, such as the Xfe file manager, Midori web browser, Claws Mail email client, AbiWord word processor, VLC Media Player, Audacious audio player and Synaptic Package Manager.
Debox GNU/Linux was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on February 2nd, 2015