FortMacTux 1.0.0

A distribution of Linux based on Slackware and built around the KDE desktop environment
FortMacTux - The desktop environment of the FortMacTux Linux operating system
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FortMacTux is an open source distribution of Linux derived from Slax, which in turn is based on the highly acclaimed Slackware Linux operating system. It’s a desktop-oriented OS built around the KDE graphical desktop environment.

It’s distributed as a 32-bit Live CD

The FortMacTux operating system is distributed as a Live CD ISO image that contains software packages optimized only for the 32-bit (i386) instruction set architecture. This means that while it is fully compatible with 64-bit computers, it will only allow you to install 32-bit applications.

The system runs in live mode

From the Live CD boot menu, you can run the operating system in live mode or perform a system memory diagnostic test. Keep in mind though, that you must burn the ISO image onto a CD disc or write it on a USB thumb drive of 1GB or higher capacity in order to boot it from the BIOS of a computer. Both boot options are editable with the Tab key.

KDE 3.5 is used as the default desktop environment

As mentioned, FortMacTux is a Linux distribution built around the KDE project. KDE 3.5 is used as the default desktop environment and comprises of a taskbar and a dock (application launcher). While the dock is located on the upper part of the screen, the taskbar is located on the bottom edge of the screen.

Comes pre-loaded with KDE-specific applications

Being built around KDE, the distribution comes pre-loaded with KDE-specific applications. Among some of the most popular ones, we can mention the Kopete multi-protocol instant messenger, Konqueror web browser, KMail email client, JuK music player, Akregator news reader, K3b CD/DVD burning software, as well as the KOffice office suite.

Also comes with top-notch software projects

Besides the KDE-specific applications, FortMacTux also comes with top-notch software projects, such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Skype VoIP client, office suite, Pidgin IM client, GIMP image editor and SLAX module manager.

Reviewed by , last updated on August 23rd, 2014

license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
David Toms
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