Linpais is an open source and completely free live distribution of Linux derived from the world’s most popular free operating system and designed to be used as an entertainment system for multimedia and gaming.
It’s distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD
The distribution is available for download as a Live DVD ISO image that contains software packages optimized for both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures.
How to use the ISO image
The ISO image has approximately 2GB in size and must be deployed to either a DVD disc or a USB thumb drive of 2GB or higher capacity. The result is called a bootable medium, which can be booted from the BIOS of a computers.
Boot menu à la Ubuntu Linux
Being based on Ubuntu, the distro features a Live DVD boot menu that is identical with the one of the upstream operating system, allowing the user to choose a language tu use for the live environment, try the distribution without installing or start the installer directly.
It’s built around the GNOME Classic desktop environment
Linpais is a distribution of Linux built around the GNOME Classic desktop environment, which means that it will provide users with an old-school graphical interface that uses a two-panel layout. It has been tweaked a littles and customized with a dark theme.
Comes pre-loaded with a great selection of software
Another interesting feature is the great selection of software with which Linpais comes. Among the most popular ones, we can mention the TORCS racing car simulator, OpenArena FPS game, all the GNOME Games, Blender 3D modeller, GIMP image editor, Scribus desktop publishing app, Ekiga softphone, FileZilla file transfer client, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Bluefish HTML editor, Liferea news reader, Amarok and Audacious music players, VLC Media Player, as well as OpenOffice.org office suite.