2.0.1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A free and Open Source Linux operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux Live OS

editor's review





DAMS OS is an open source distribution of Linux where all the essential tools are preinstalled. It is based on the the universal operating system, Debian GNU/Linux, and built around the GNOME Classic desktop environment.

Distributed as 64-bit/32-bit Live DVDs

The operating system can be downloaded as Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms (64-bit and 32-bit), from the project’s official homepage or via Softpedia. Each ISO image has approximately 1.5GB in size, which means that they must be deployed to either DVD discs or USB flash drives of 2GB or higher capacity.

Boot options

The minimal, Debian-based boot menu will allow the user to start the live environment with default boot options or in safe graphics mode (failsafe), perform a system memory (RAM) diagnostic test, as well as to access a help screen where you can learn more about the boot options.

Classic, traditional desktop environment powered by GNOME 2.30

As mentioned, the default and only desktop environment of DAMS OS is GNOME 2.30, which comprises of a top panel for quick access to pre-installed applications and a bottom panel for easy interaction with running programs.

Includes a great selection of open source applications

The distribution includes many open source and free applications, among which we can mention the LibreOffice office suite, the powerful LMMS audio/music producer, the easy-to-use K3b CD/DVD burning tool, the Deja Dup backup software, the amazing Wireshark network analyzer and troubleshoot software, as well as the award winning Blender 3D graphics and animation creator.

Bottom line

Summing up, the DAMS OS distribution proves to be a decent and stable Debian-based operating system that is low on resources, suitable for low-end machines, as well as computers with old and semi-old hardware components.

DAMS OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 10th, 2014
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