LinuxBBQ Oyster

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A special edition of LinuxBBQ that features all the window manager included in the Debian repositories

editor's review




LinuxBBQ Oyster is a free and open source distribution of Linux, a special edition of the Debian-based LinuxBBQ operating system that includes over 40 window managers.

Distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live CDs

This special LinuxBBQ edition is distributed as 32-bit (i386/i486) and 64-bit (x86_64) Live CD ISO image of approximately 500MB in size each, deployable onto CD discs or USB flash drives or 1GB or higher capacity.

Boot options

From the boot menu, the use can try the operating system without installing anything on his or her computer. The live environment can be booted with default options or in safe graphics mode. In addition, you can start the system memory diagnostic test or boot an existing OS from the first disk drive.

Includes over 40 window managers from the Debian repository

As mentioned, this is a special edition of the LinuxBBQ distribution that includes all the window managers from the official Debian GNU/Linux software repository, which are around 40.

Among some of the most popular ones, we can mention Openbox, 9wm, FVWM-Crystal, IceWM, Enlightenment, Metacity, Wmii, awesome, BlackBox, i3, Fluxbox, JWM, PekWM, Ratpoison, Spectrwm, Window Maker and Razor Desktop.

The user will be able to switch between the included window managers directly from the login screen, where he or she must enter the bbq/bbq username/password combination to login.

Default applications

Default applications include the Mirage image viewer, Geany IDE, GNOME MPlayer video player, gFTP file transfer client, Iceweasel web browser, BleachBit system cleaner, Leafpad text editor, Midnight Commander twin-panel file manager. They are available across all included window managers.

Bottom line

Summing up, LinuxBBQ Oyster is a indeed a special edition of this Debian-based operating system, where the main emphasis is on the multitude of window managers suitable for low-end machines or computers with old hardware components.

LinuxBBQ Oyster was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 16th, 2014
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