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A fully customized and Open Source Linux operating system based on the Xubuntu distro

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JetCube is an open source, bootable and completely free GNU/Linux distribution based on Xubuntu operating system, the official Xfce flavor of the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu.

In other worlds, JetCube is a Xubuntu-based Linux operating system that uses the lightweight, yet powerful and beautiful Xfce desktop environment. It includes numerous free and open source applications that are not available in the original distribution.

Distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD

JetCube is distributed as a single Live DVD ISO image, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms. The ISO image has approximately 1.4 GB in size and can be used directly from the CD/USB media or installed locally, on a disk drive.

Offers standard boot options

From the boot menu of the Live DVD, you will be able to start the operating system in live mode, without installing anything on your computer, start it in safe graphics mode, in case the first mode doesn’t recognizes you video card, start the installation directly, run a memory test, as well as to boot an existing operating system from the local drive.

Built around the Xfce desktop environment

Just like Xubuntu, JetCube also uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment, which means that it is quite low on resources, suitable for low-end computers or machines with old or semi-old hardware components. Its setup is standard, using a panel on the upper part of the screen, as well as a dock on the bottom edge of the screen (hidden by default).

Comes pre-loaded with numerous apps

As mentioned, the distro includes numerous open source applications, among which we can mention GIMP image editor, gThumb and Ristretto image viewers, Shotwell image viewer and organizer, Empathy and Pidgin instant messengers, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Transmission torrrent downloader, XChart chat client, Parole Media Player, VLC Media Player, Rhythmbox and gmusicbrowser audio players, Brasero and Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, as well as the entire LibreOffice office suite.

JetCube was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on January 14th, 2015
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