Available for download as 32-bit and 64-bit Live CDs
This special edition of LinuxBBQ can be downloaded from its official website or via Softpedia (see download link above) as two Live CD ISO images, one for each of the supported architectures (32-bit and 64-bit).
From the boot menu, the user can start the operating system with default boot options, with support for Intel video cards, with the VGA and nomode options, in quiet mode, in failsafe mode, or by copying the contents of the ISO image to RAM (system memory). In addition, it is possible to run a memory test or boot from the local drive.
Lightweight and familiar desktop environment powered by LXDE and Openbox
As mentioned, the main emphasis of this LinuxBBQ edition is on the desktop environment, which mixes the usefulness of LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) with the lightweight of the Openbox window manager. It comprises of a single panel located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where you can launch applications or interact with running programs.
Default applications include the Leafpad and Mousepad text editor, GIMP image editor, Inkscape vector graphics editor, Mirage image viewer, FileZilla file transfer client, Iceweasel web browser, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Bluefish HTML editor, Geany IDE, Meld diff and merge viewer, DeaDBeeF audio player, GNOME MPlayer video player, and BleachBit system cleaner.
In conclusion, the Elitist edition of LinuxBBQ proves to be a stable and reliable operating system that features a simple, easy-to-use and familiar graphical desktop environment on top of the latest upstream Debian GNU/Linux release. Please keep in mind that the default username/password combination of the Live CDs is bbq/bbq.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on June 16th, 2014
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Application descriptionLinuxBBQ Elitist is an open source Debian-based operating system that features the lightweight LXDE desktop envir...