Birds Linux

5.0 GPL v3    
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A Linux operating system based on the Sabayon distribution and tailored for students

editor's review






Birds Linux is an open source operating system, a distribution of Linux based on the popular Sabayon distro, which in turn is based on the Gentoo OS. It is built around the modern GNOME desktop environment and features several in-house built applications for students.

Distributed as a 64-bit Live DVD

You can download this Sabayon-based operating system from its official website or via Softpedia (see link above) as a single Live DVD ISO image that has been engineered to support only the 64-bit instruction set architecture.

Boot options

Default boot options include the ability to start the live environment with default boot options and drivers, perform a fresh installation as a workstation, media center or Steam Big Picture, boot in safe graphics or console modes (with or without boot splash), as well as to check the disc for defects (only if using a DVD media), change the language and keyboard map, or add extra kernel parameters.

Modern GNOME desktop environment with top-notch apps

While the distribution still uses the Sabayon boot splash, it provides users with a pure GNOME desktop environment that includes top-notch applications, such as the Chromium web browser, Exaile music player, LibreOffice office suite, Evolution email and calendar client, GIMP image editor, Transmission torrent downloader, uGet download manager and XBMC Media Center.

Includes in-house built applications for students

The best part of this distribution is that it includes various applications that can be used as scientific algorithms to calculate pH, as well as solutions of equations and inequations. It also features support for anonymous Internet surfing by using the controversial Tor proxy network system.

Bottom line

With a custom installer on board, a modern desktop environment, a bunch of powerful applications tailored for students and the ability to install Windows applications using Wine, Birds Linux is indeed a great distribution of Linux that proves to be quite stable and easy to use.

Birds Linux was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on March 9th, 2015
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