LinEx 2011r1 / 2013 RC1
Available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD
The distribution is available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image, which has been designed from the ground up to support both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures.
Clean boot prompt with only two options
The boot prompt is beautifully designed, clean and includes only two options, the ability to boot the live system with standard options and drivers or to start the graphical installer directly. Please note that the default language is Spanish.
The GNOME desktop environment uses a single taskbar
As mentioned, GNOME is in charge of the graphical desktop environment inside LinEx, dressed with a an attractive dark theme and custom icons. It uses a single taskbar located on the upper side of the screen, from where the user can easily navigate the main menu, launch applications, as well as to interact with running programs.
Includes some of the most popular open source apps
There are numerous applications pre-installed in it. Among some of the most important ones, we can mention Transmission BitTorrent client, Liferea news reader, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Ekiga softphone, Evolution email and calendar client, LibreOffice office suite and Rhythmbox music player.
Summing up, LinEx is a good-looking, stable, reliable and low on resources distribution of Linux that uses a traditional, classic GNOME desktop setup on top of the latest upstream Debian GNU/Linux release.
The distro can be used directly from the Live DVD or installed on a computer with at least a Pentium III processor and 512MB of RAM. Keep in mind though, that it has been designed with the Spanish user in mind.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on July 4th, 2014
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Application descriptionLinEx is an open source Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and built around the GNOME desktop envir...