Foresight Linux Xfce

2.5.3 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A custom edition of Foresight Linux distribution that uses the Xfce desktop environment

editor's review




Foresight Linux Xfce is a special edition of the Foresight Linux operating system that uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment for the main graphical session. The distro is derived from the Specifix Linux operating system, which in turn is based on Red Hat Linux, and designed as a desktop-oriented OS that features a rolling-release model and rollback functionality.

Available for download as installable-only ISO images for mainstream architectures

The Xfce edition of Foresight Linux is available for download as installable-only DVD ISO images of approximately 2GB in size, designed to support the mainstream architectures (32-bit and 64-bit). Foresight Linux is distributed in multiple edition, with the GNOME, Xfce and LXDE desktop environments.

Boot options

The boot screen is identical in appearance and functionality with the one used on other Foresight Linux editions. It appears immediately after booting the ISO image from the BIOS of a computer using either a DVD disc or a USB thumb drive and allows the user to start the installation in graphical or text-only mode.

The distribution is quite easy to install thanks to the graphical installer

As mentioned, the distribution must be installed on a disk drive in order to use it. However, it is quite easy to install thanks to the graphical installer, which will require you to select a language and keyboard layout, partition the disk, choose a bootloader, configure network devices, as well as to set up users and passwords.

Default applications

Default applications include the AbiWord word processor, Cheese webcam viewer, Claws Mail email client, Gigolo network filesystem browser, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, Goffice office suite, Parole media player, Pragha audio player, Seahorse password manager and Xfburn CD/DVD burning tool.

Bottom line

Summing up, the Xfce flavor of Foresight Linux is a great, lightweight and reliable operating system that will work flawlessly on both old and modern computers. However, if you like Foresight Linux, do not hesitate to check out the GNOME and LXDE editions.

Foresight Linux Xfce was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 2nd, 2014
Foresight Linux Xfce - The desktop environment of the Foresight Linux Xfce operating system

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