Debol Linux is an open source and free distribution of Linux derived from the powerful and customizable Arch Linux operating system and built around the lightweight and fast GNOME Classic graphical desktop environment. Supports both English and Turkish languages.
It’s distributed as a 32-bit Live DVD
The operating system reviewed here can be downloaded from its official website or via Softpedia as a Live DVD ISO image that contains software packages optimized only for 32-bit (i686) hardware platforms. It is also bootable on 64-bit machines.
Minimal Live DVD boot menu
The Live DVD boot menu is very minimal, it is actually a boot prompt where you can press the F12 key to view advanced boot options or the Enter key to start the live system without installing anything on your drive.
GNOME Classic seems very fast
The GNOME Classic desktop environment used in Debol Linux uses a two-panel layout and seems very fast. Users will be able to navigate places and pre-installed applications using the top panel and interact with running programs or cycle between virtual workspaces using the panel located on the bottom edge of the screen.
Includes classic open-source applications
Some of the most cool and classic open source applications have been included in Debol Linux, such as the Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Emesene chat client, Chromium web browser, GIMP image editor, Inkscape vector graphics editor, Muine music player, EasyTAG audio tag editor and VLC Media Player.
In addition, the DeaDBeeF audio player, Brasero CD/DVD burning software, Exaile music player and organizer, Geany IDE, MySQL Administrator and Query Browser, Evolution email and calendar client, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Pino Twitter and Identi.ca client, XChat IRC client, Empathy IM client, Tomboy note-taking app, as well as various GNOME games have also been included in Debol Linux.