Australis Mate 1.6 LTS
Australis Mate is an open source Live Linux distribution derived from the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, built around the classic MATE desktop environment and designed from the ground up to provide an out-of-the-box experience for new Linux users.
Available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD image
You can download the Australis Mate operating system from Softpedia or straight from the project’s homepage (see link above) as a single, dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 2GB in size, designed to be used on both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) computers.
Features a standard bootloader on the Live DVD
Being based on Ubuntu, the OS features a standard bootloader on the Live DVD, designed to allow the user to start the live system with default boot options and drivers or in safe graphics mode with a basic video driver.
In addition, it is possible to start the installation and install the distro on a local drive, run a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive detected by the BIOS.
MATE is the default desktop environment, with a stunning modern look
In order to use the graphical session, you must first login using the “linux” username without any password. As its name suggests, Australis Mate uses MATE as its default desktop environment, featuring a stunning modern look comprised of a taskbar located on the upper side of the screen and a bottom dock (application launcher).
Includes powerful and useful open source applications
Among the pre-installed applications, we can mention the Birdie Twitter client, Mozilla Firefox and Chromium web browsers, Geary email client, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, qBittorrent torrent downloader, Skype VoIP client, LibreOffice office suite, Audacious and Banshee audio players, SMPllayer video player, UNetbootin bootable USB creator and PeaZip archive manager.
In conclusion, Australis Mate is a fast, stable and working distribution of Linux that features a stunning modern look, you won’t believe your eyes that is a MATE desktop environment. It works flawlessly on low-end machines and computers with old and semi-old hardware components.