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A free Ubuntu-based Live Linux distro that offers a command-line environment only

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INX (INX Is Not X) is an open source and freely distributed Ubuntu derivative that has been designed from the ground up to be used only as an introduction to the well-known Bash command-line environment. Because of this, it does not feature a graphical desktop environment.

It’s distributed as a minimal Live CD image

Being designed from the offset to be as minimal as possible, the INX Linux operating system is distributed as a minimal Live CD ISO image that has only 200MB in size. It can be burned onto a CD disc or deployed to a USB thumb drive of 512MB or higher capacity.

Live CD boot menu with minimalist design

The ISO image offers a Live CD boot menu, which features a minimalist design, allowing the user to start the INX distribution in live mode with default configuration or by copying the contents of the ISO file to RAM (system memory). It is also possible to boot an existing operating system from the local drive.

Offers only a text-mode environment

As mentioned, the distro is intended as a tutorial, an introduction to Bash. It is mainly a collection of menus, scripts and functions written in Bash. Because of this, it offers only a text-mode environment that will load immediately after booting the Live CD, offering an easy-to-use interface from where you can choose your preferred default color scheme, access a shell prompt, as well as to enter a development environment or Guru mode.

The perfect tool for learning Bash

INX is a really great distribution of Linux, the perfect tool for learning Bash. If provides users with free access to tutorials, email clients, file managers, PDF viewers, IRC clients, text editors, web browsers, and various other useful utilities. Feature versions might be designed as an installer for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

INX was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on September 5th, 2014
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