ArchOne Openbox Edition

2010.08 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An Arch Linux-based operating system designed for Acer Aspire One netbook computers

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ArchOne Openbox Edition is a special distribution of Linux derived from the lightweight and powerful Arch Linux operating system, built around the minimal and ultra fast Openbox window manager and designed to be installed on the Acer Aspire One netbook computer.

It is distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD

The ArchOne distro can be downloaded from Softpedia as a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image that has been engineered to support both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Acer Aspire One netbook.

The Live DVD comes with persistent mode

Being designed from the ground up to be used directly from the bootable medium, without installing anything on your computer, the ArchOne Live DVD comes with persistent mode, allowing users to save settings and files during the live session (only works with USB flash drives).

Openbox uses a dock (application launcher)

As expected, the default and only desktop environment of the ArchOne Openbox Edition distribution is Openbox, which uses a dock (application launcher) located on the left side of the screen. The main panel is located on the upper part of the screen and has been designed to act as a taskbar. Users can access the main menu by right clicking anywhere on the desktop.

By default, users will be dropped to a shell prompt where they must use the archone/archone username and password combination to log into the system and execute the “startx” command (without quotes) to access the graphical session.

It’s compatible with other netbook computers

ArchOne Openbox Edition has not been designed exclusively for the Acer Aspire One netbook, as it is compatible with other netbook computers, especially the ASUS EeePC ones. It comes with support for the Atheros and Broadcom wireless cards, as well as the acerfand and acerhdf tools for controlling the fan.

ArchOne Openbox Edition was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 19th, 2014
ArchOne Openbox Edition - The desktop environment of the ArchOne Openbox Edition operating system

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