Distributed as a dual-arch Live CD
This special edition of the LinuxBBQ operating system is distributed as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image of approximately 700MB in size, designed to support for 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms. It can be written to either a CD disc or a USB flash drive of 1GB or higher capacity in order to boot it from the BIOS of a computer.
It features a standard boot menu that allows the user to start the operating system with default boot options, with support for Intel graphics cards, with VGA support, in failsafe mode, with the ‘nomode’ option, by copying the contents of the CD to RAM or with SysV, as well as to run a memory test and boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive.
Customized Xfce desktop environment that is modern and extremely fast
As mentioned, the default and only desktop environment of this LinuxBBQ edition is Xfce. It is comprised of a top panel for accessing the main menu, launching applications and interacting with running programs, and a bottom dock (application launcher) for quickly launch your most used programs.
Default applications include the Chromium web browser, Kingsoft office, DeaDBeeF audio player, VLC Media Player, Sylpheed email client, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, GNU Paint digital painting software, as well as the Midnight Commander twin-panel file manager.
In conclusion, the 520 edition of LinuxBBQ is indeed a special flavor of this Debian-based operating system designed for Chinese-speaking users and suitable for low-end computers. Please note that the username for the Live CD is "bbq" and the password is "bbq" (without quotes).
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on June 14th, 2014
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Application descriptionLinuxBBQ 520 an open source operating system specially designed for the Chinese Linux community and Chinese-speaking u...