Greenie Linux Desktop Edition 14.04.6
Availability, supported architectures and boot options
The distribution is available for download as a single Live DVD ISO image that can be easily written to a USB flash drive of 1GB or bigger, or burned onto a blank DVD disc using any CD/DVD burning software. Both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures are supported at this time.
From the boot prompt, users will be able to try the operating system without installing it, check the media for defects (only if using a CD disc), run a memory diagnostic test, boot an existing OS, as well as to directly install the distribution, without testing it, which is not recommended.
Lightweight desktop environment and powerful apps
As mentioned, the distribution uses the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which features a single taskbar located at the bottom edge of the screen. From there, users can access the main menu and launch applications, as well as to interact with running programs and the functions of the system tray area.
Default applications include the Midori and Mozilla Firefox web browser, FileZilla file transfer client, Pidgin instant messenger, Transmission torrent downloader, Skype VoIP client, FocusWriter text editor, Calibre ebook library management tool, Sigil ebook editor, and the entire LibreOffice office suite.
In conclusion, Greenie Linux is a lightweight and handy distribution of Linux, specifically designed for Czech and Slovak users. The English language is also supported, but must be enabled during the installation process. It can be easily used to revive old computers or machines with low-end hardware components.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on December 7th, 2014
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- At approximately 1GB we put kernel 3.13, LXDE environment, few common programs (VLC, Firefox, etc) and of course those, which were the reason this system was built.
- New Greenie, named internally as "MoReWrite", which is a strange acronym of "Modify, Read and Write" focuses mostly on e-books and documents.
- If you read books, edit, write, translate or convert them, all needed tools are on this single medium. Including Slovak and Czech language packs.
- From tools we can mention LibreOffice suite, PDF viewer (incl. programs for editing PDF), programs for undisturbed writing, converting various kinds of e-books and all for production of a book from creating cover and formatting to testing on e-readers.
Application descriptionGreenie Linux is a freely distributed operating system based on Ubuntu and designed for everyday usage in households o...