College Linux

20060718 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
2.4/5 19
A standalone Linux operating system based on Slackware and designed for students

editor's review





As its name suggests, College Linux is a distribution of Linux suitable for educational institutions, such as high schools, college and graduate schools. It is based off of Slackware and can also be used by students in universities to write bachelor/diploma/master thesis.

Supports 32-bit and 64-bit computers, it’s distributed as a Live CD

The College Linux distribution is available for download as a Live CD ISO image that has been engineered to run on computers supporting the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures.

Just press Enter to boot the live system

The student must download the ISO image and write it on either a CD disc or a USB flash drive of at least 512MB in order to create a medium that is bootable from the BIOS of a computer. At the boot prompt just press the Enter key on your keyboard to start the live system.

The desktop environment is provided by KDE

Trying be as user-friendly as possible and providing an open source alternative to the commercial Microsoft Windows operating system, the College Linux distribution features the KDE desktop environment.

KDE 3.5 uses a traditional layout comprised of a single taskbar, from where the student can navigate the main menu, launch applications, as well as to interact with running programs.

Includes popular software, mostly KDE-specific

As College Linux includes popular software, mostly KDE-specific, the student will be able to create professional-grade word documents, charts, spreadsheets and presentations with the integrated office suite.

The documents can be easily saved in a Windows compatible format like .doc and .xls. In addition, you will have access to a scientific calculator, as well as a feature-rich calendar app that includes a task manager and to-do list.

An email suite, web browser, HTML editor, graphic editor software, music and video player, as well as various development and server software, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP and Webmin are also included.

College Linux was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 7th, 2014
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