Gosalia Mad Monkey
It’s distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD
The distribution can be downloaded as a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image that supports both 64-bit (x86_64) and 32-bit (x86) instruction set architectures. You will have to write the ISO image on a USB key or burn it onto a blank DVD disc in order to boot it from the BIOS of your computer.
Offers advanced, text-only boot options
The Live DVD boot menu is text based, but it offers various advanced options, such as the ability to run the operating system in safe graphics mode using the xforcevesa option, perform a system memory (RAM) test, boot an existing OS from the local drive, as well as to check the media for defects (only if booting from a CD disc).
Astonishing desktop environment built around GNOME
The Gosalia operating system is built around the GNOME Classic desktop environment, providing users with an astonishing interface comprised of a transparent taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen. The taskbar can be used to browse installed apps, launch your favorite programs, interact with running applications, as well as to access essential system functions.
Comes with a great selection of open-source software
It is also important to mention here that the distribution comes with a great selection of open-source software, allowing the user to surf the Internet securely with Mozilla Firefox, edit photos with GIMP, handle office documents with OpenOffice.org, send and receive emails with Evolution or Mozilla Thunderbird, transfer files with FileZilla, watch movies with VLC Media Player, as well as to manage personal financial information with HomeBank.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on August 21st, 2014
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Application descriptionGosalia is an open source, reliable, fast and flexible Linux kernel-based operating system derived from Ubuntu and Deb...