BeleniX is a freely distributed and open source distribution that aims to deliver a desktop-oriented operating system based on the OpenSolaris project. It includes GNU and OSS software, as well as a productive graphical desktop environment.
It’s distributed as a 32-bit Live CD
This distribution is available for download as a Live CD ISO image that contains software packages optimized only for the 32-bit (x86) hardware platforms, even though it can boot on computers supporting the 64-bit instruction set architecture.
GRUB powered boot menu with advanced options
The Live CD boot menu will automatically boot the live system in five seconds from the moment the user boots the ISO image from the BIOS of a PC. It also includes some advanced boot options, such as the ability to start an existing operating system, boot the live system without ACPI, boot into RAM, drop to a shell prompt, and more.
Choose between KDE and Xfce graphical environments
Before you can access the graphical session, it is a must to choose a keyboard layout and a desktop environment. You can choose between the KDE and Xfce graphical environments, as well as between two other sessions powered by the Compiz window manager.
Xfce is fast, uses a dock
The Xfce desktop environment has been tweaked a little to be fast. It comprises of a panel located on the upper part of the screen, from where you can cycle between virtual workspaces and interact with running programs, and a dock (application launcher) located on the bottom edge of the screen.
KDE3 looks traditional and productive
On the other hand, the KDE3 desktop environment looks traditional and productive. It has not been tweaked and provides users with a pure KDE3 session. It includes a vast amount of KDE-specific applications, as well as some third-party software.