Loaded Linux is an open source and freely distributed desktop-oriented operating system derived from the powerful openSUSE Linux distribution and built around the GNOME Classic graphical desktop environment. It’s loaded with dozens of useful applications and built with the SUSE Studio tool.
It is distributed as a 32-bit Live DVD
This openSUSE-based distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia as a Live DVD ISO image that contains software packages optimized only for the 32-bit (i686) instruction set architecture. It is bootable on 64-bit machines and deployable on DVD discs or USB thumb drives of 2GB or higher capacity.
Boot menu à la openSUSE Linux
Loaded Linux comes with a Live DVD boot menu that looks identical with the one of the upstream operating system. It has been designed from the offset to allow you to start the live system with normal configuration or in failsafe mode, boot an existing OS from the local drive, as well as to perform a system memory diagnostic test.
In addition, users can choose a different language for the live system (default is English US), change the screen resolution, access a help screen or pass extra parameters to the kernel.
Simple, clean, fast and traditional desktop environment
As mentioned, Loaded Linux is built around the GNOME Classic interface, which has been transformed into a simple, clean, fast and traditional desktop environment. It comprises of a single panel located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where you can navigate the main menu, launch applications and interact with running programs.
Comes with a great selection of software
Among the pre-installed applications, we can mention the FileZilla file transfer client, Skype VoIP client, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Banshee music player, GNOME MPlayer video player, K3b CD/DVD burning utility, OpenOffice.org office suite, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, as well as Vuze file sharing software.