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A reinterpretation of the Linux desktop that provides a modern and productive operating system

editor's review




DeskWeavers (formerly EveryDesk) is an open source distribution of Linux that runs directly from a USB thumb drive and does not replace an existing operating system, such as Microsoft Windows.

It’s distributed as a bootable USB image

This special and unique operating system can be downloaded via Softpedia or directly from its official website (see link above) as a bootable USB image in the IMG file format, archived with the 7zip compression algorithm.

Designed to be used in public institutions

While DeskWeavers has been designed from the ground up to be used in public institutions, it can also be successfully used in small and medium-size enterprises, as well as at home as a desktop system.

A native Linux desktop that requires no installation

The best feature of this operating system is the live mode, as it allows users to use the distribution without installing anything on their computers, even if the PC has a Microsoft Windows OS installed.

Allows the execution of native Windows applications

Thanks to its built-in VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) layer, the user will be able to execute applications that have been originally designed to run only on the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Uses GNOME as the default desktop environment

DeskWeavers uses GNOME as the default graphical desktop environment, which features the classic two-panel layout, providing users with a productive, familiar and easy to use interface so you can quickly launch applications and interact with running programs.

Contains a standard set of open source applications

Among the pre-installed applications, we can mention the Chromium and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, Geeqie image viewer, Gedit text editor, GNOME Disk Utility (Disks), Nautilus file manager, LibreOffice office suite, as well as the EveryDesk native medical software, which integrates a DICOM viewer and a secure log management system that meets privacy laws.

DeskWeavers was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 31st, 2014
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