Digabi Live1.0 / 14.08 Alpha 1 Build 289

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.5/5 4
A Live Linux operating system for the Matriculation Examination Board of Finland

editor's review




Digabi Live is an open source distribution of Linux based on the award winning Debian GNU/Linux operating system and designed for The Matriculation Examination Board of Finland. It features the lightweight Xfce desktop environment and supports both Finnish and English languages.

Distributed as a dual-arch Live CD/DVD

The current stable release of Digabi Live is distributed as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image or approximately 600MB in size, but unstable versions of the distribution are available for download as dual-arch Live DVD ISO images of approximately 800MB in size.

Boot options

At the boot prompt, the user can start the live environment in Finnish or English languages, with default boot options.

Basic desktop environment powered by Xfce

The default and only desktop environment of the Digabi Live operating system is powered by Xfce, which provides users with a single-panel layout. The panel is located on the upper part of the screen and allow the user to access the main menu, launch applications, as well as to interact with running programs.

Default applications

Default applications include the entire LibreOffice office suite (Writer, Impress, Calc, Draw and Base), Inkscape vector graphics editor, VLC Media Player, Audacity audio editor, FreeMind mind mapping software, as well as the Chromium and Iceweasel web browsers.

In addition, the GeoGebra interactive geometry, algebra, calculus and statistics application, Ghemical computational chemistry software, GNOME Predict real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application, Orage Calendar LyX document processor, Orage Globaltime, Bulk Rename batch file renaming utility, Mousepad text editor and Xfce Terminal terminal emulator are also included.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Digabi Live is a decent Linux-based operating system whose main goal is to prevent cheating using communication with other students, forbidden materials, or the Internet, as well as to provide a solid system for attending the exam.

Digabi Live was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 11th, 2014
Digabi Live - The default desktop environment of the Digabi Live Linux operating system

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