mintyMac winny is one of those Live Linux distribution that have been designed from the ground up to help Windows or Mac OS X users to get accustomed to an open source operating system. It is based off of Ubuntu and uses Xfce as its default and only graphical desktop environment.
Includes software packages optimized for the 32-bit architecture
The distro is distributed as a Live DVD ISO image that includes software packages optimized for the 32-bit architecture, despite the fact that it is bootable on both 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
Features standard boot options
The Live DVD boot menu features standard options, such as the ability to start the live system with default settings or in safe graphics mode using the xforcevesa driver, start the installer directly, run a memory test, as well as to boot an existing OS from the local drive.
Xfce has been customized to look like Windows 7
The default and only desktop environment inside mintyMac winny is powered by Xfce, which has been customized to look and act like the Windows 7 desktop. In addition, several themes that will transform Xfce into a Mac OS X-like desktop are pre-installed.
Top-notch open source applications are included in mintyMac winny
The mintyMac winny operating system includes top-notch open source applications, such as the Chromium web browser, Cheese webcam viewer, GNOME MPlayer video player, AbiWord word processor, Thunar file manager and Xfce Terminal terminal emulator.
Users can install and use Windows apps
In addition, various other well-known apps and utilities have been included, such as the Skype VoIP client, FileZilla file transfer client, SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet suite, GIMP image editor, Miro multimedia player and Wine for installing Windows applications.