Kiwi Linux is an open-source, free and easy-to-use operating system tailored for the Romanian Linux user. It is derived from the world’s most popular distribution of Linux, Ubuntu, and includes support for the Romanian language, as well as specific applications and tweaks.
It’s distributed as a multilingual, dual-arch Live CD
Kiwi Linux is distributed as a multilingual, dual-arch Live CD ISO image of approximately 700MB in size, suitable for both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) computers. Besides Romanian, it supports the English, German and Hungarian languages.
There are many useful options on the boot prompt
Being based on Ubuntu, the operating system contains its boot prompt, which allows you to try it without installing it, start the installer directly, check the CD for defects, test the RAM (system memory) for errors or boot from the local disk drive.
Features an old-school graphical desktop environment
Kiwi Linux features an old-school graphical desktop environment, powered by GNOME. It uses a two-panel layout, providing users with both a traditional and familiar interface. However, it has been tweaked a little for new Linux users.
The OS contains a standard set of open source applications
Default applications include the Shotwell image viewer and organizer, Chromium web browser, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Remmina remote desktop client, Transmission torrent downloader, LibreOffice office suite, Rhythmbox music player, VLC Media Player and Ubuntu Software Center.
It can be used by any other Linux user out there, not only Romanians
While the Kiwi Linux operating system is tailored for the Romanian Linux user, the truth is that it can be used by any other Linux user out there, not only Romanians.
Thanks to its traditional graphical desktop environment and the standard set of open-source apps, Kiwi Linux can be easily installed and used on low-end machines or computers with old and semi-old hardware components.