MakuluLinux Xfce

9 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.6/5 19
An open source and free Linux distribution that lives up to the user's expectations

editor's review






Pronounced "Ma-Cool-Loo," MakuluLinux Xfce is an open source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. It is designed for any kind of computer, from desktops and servers, to notebooks and netbooks.

Available as a dual-arch Live DVD

The distribution is available for download as a single, dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 2GB in size, which means that the user must burn it onto a DVD disc or write it to a USB flash drive in order to boot it from the BIOS of a PC. Supported architectures include 32-bit and 64-bit.

Boot options

The Live DVD comes with a comprehensive boot menu that allows the user to start the live environment with default options, in text-mode, with the "no modeset" or the "no probe" options, as well as by copying the contents of the DVD to RAM (system memory).

In addition, it is possible to boot another Linux distribution that uses the UnionFS file system, perform a system memory (RAM) diagnostic test, boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive, or access more information about the boot options.

Beautiful and traditional desktop environment with great apps

Before you can access the desktop environment, which is powered by Xfce, you'll have to login using the "makulu" username and password. It's comprised of a single panel located on the bottom edge of the screen from where the user can easily launch applications using a modern main menu.

Default applications include the PlayOnLinux Wine front-end, Steam for Linux, Deja Dup backup software, Leafpad text editor, Pinta image editor, BleachBit system cleaner, Kingsoft office suite, Audacious audio player, VLC Media Player, Chromium web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, and Synaptic Package Manager.

Bottom line

In conclusion, MakuluLinux will provide a sleek, smooth and stable desktop experience no matter if it runs on new or old hardware. You should also check out other editions of MakuluLinux, with the KDE, MATE and Enlightenment desktop environments.

MakuluLinux Xfce was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 4th, 2015
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