Brasa OS

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A very minimal and installable-only Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux

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Brasa OS is an open-source and completely free distribution of Linux derived from the award-winning and highly acclaimed Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the lightweight Openbox window manager. It aims to be a very minimal and ultra fast OS for slow computers.

It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms

The operating system has been designed from the ground up to work on both the 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) computers, which means that it is available for download as separate, yet minimal ISO images of approximately 10MB in size each.

The ISO image features a standard Debian bootloader

When booting the ISO image from the BIOS of a computer, the user will encounter a standard Debian bootloader, which includes the ability to start the installer and permanently install the operating system on a local drive.

In addition, it is possible to access advanced options, such as the expert or automated installation, a rescue mode, as well as to choose different desktop environments like KDE, LXDE and Xfce.

It can only be installed on a local drive and features a text-mode installer

The entire installation process is text-based and requires you to choose a language and keyboard layout, configure the network, choose a mirror of the Debian archive that is close to you, enter a password for the root (system administrator) account, set up users and passwords, select a timezone, partition the disk

Minimal graphical interface powered by Openbox

Being designed with minimalism in mind, the distribution uses Openbox as its default and only desktop environment for a standard installation. To launch applications in Openbox, you must use the right-click context menu.

As mentioned, it is possible to choose a different, more complex desktop environment by selecting the KDE, LXDE or Xfce options from the Advanced options entry of the bootloader.

Brasa OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
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Last updated on July 9th, 2014
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