MONOMAXOS Lite Edition

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A lightweight edition of the Greek Linux operating system MONOMAXOS, based on Ubuntu

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As its name suggests, MONOMAXOS Lite Edition is a lite edition of the MONOMAXOS Linux operating system developed in Greece and based on the world’s most popular distribution of Linux, Ubuntu. This edition has been designed to be deployed on computers with old or semi-old hardware components.

It is distributed as a dual-arch Live CD

The distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image that fits perfectly on a CD disc and runs on computers supporting either of the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architecture.

Standard boot menu with hard visibility

The Live CD boot menu is identical with the one of the main MONOMAXOS edition, providing boot options for starting the live system in graphical or safe graphical mode, start the installer directly, check the CD for defects, perform a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot the first disk drive detected by the BIOS. Unfortunately, its design makes it hard to use.

Beautiful desktop environment powered by LXDE

Being designed from the ground up to be as lightweight as possible, the Lite edition of MONOMAXOS uses LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) as its default and only desktop environment, providing users with a beautiful, familiar and traditional graphical session that comprises of a taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen.

Offers a great selection of open-source applications

Despite the fact the it is low on resources, the distro offers a great selection of open-source applications. Among some of the most popular ones, we can mention the Skype VoIP client, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, Leafpad text editor, luckyBackup backup utility, Xarchiver archive manager, Emesene IM client, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Epiphany web browser, BleachBit system cleaner and Transmission torrent downloader.

Minimum requirements for MONOMAXOS Lite Edition

The Lite edition of MONOMAXOS Linux can run on a computer powered by a 1Ghz x86 processor, 128MB of RAM, at least 1 GB of free disk space, a compatible sound card, as well as a graphics card capable of 1024x768 resolution. A network or Internet connection must be present for the operating system to work properly.

MONOMAXOS Lite Edition was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 26th, 2014
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