MakuluLinux KDE 6.0
Available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD
The distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia as a single, dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 2GB in size, designed to support both 64-bit (x86_64) and 32-bit (i686) instruction set architectures. You'll have to write the ISO to a DVD disc or USB flash drive of 2GB or higher capacity in order to boot it from the BIOS of a PC.
The boot screen hasn't really changed much since MakuluLinux KDE 4.0, and it is identical with those of other MakuluLinux editions. This means that the user can start the live environment with a bunch of options (no modeset, no probe, text-mode, etc.), boot another OSes, or test the RAM for errors.
Beautifully designed KDE desktop, for kids?
As its name suggests, MakuluLinux KDE uses the KDE Plasma Workspaces and Applications project as its default and only desktop environment, which is beautifully designed with the well known Buff icon theme and a wide range of wallpapers. Keep in mind tought, that you'll have to use the makulu username/password combination to log into the desktop.
A great suite of applications
The built-in apps include GIMP image editor, Akregator news reader, Chromium web browser, NitroShare file transfer client, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Steam for Linux, KMail email client, flareGet download manager, Deluge torrent downloader, and Synatptic Package Manager.
Summing up, the KDE edition of MakuluLinux proves to be a fun, stable and attractive Ubuntu-based distribution of Linux, designed for kids and adults alike. Also, do not hesitate to try out some of the other MakuluLinux editions, with the Xfce, Enlightenment and MATE desktop enviroments.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on June 23rd, 2014
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- Complete overhaul of theming in the new Edition, far more consistant transparency in borders, panels, widgets, popup menu's. Background theme now uses the same standard theme the rest of Makulu Editions use, therefore you have this beautiful dark charcoal look... PLEASE NOTE : anyone wanting to change the theme need to change it for both user and root.
- Plenty Widgets, Themes, styles and colours have been added to this Edition allowing the user to customise the look easily to his own preference and taste with plenty choices at his finger tips.
- Like the rest of the Makulu Editions KDE now sports a Dual Menu option, Offering a standard Lancelot Menu on the left, while sporting the scrolable homerun menu on the right. more menu's are available in the widgets gallery.
- This Edition now also has a Dual Folder layout on the desktop, one pointing to the users Home Folder, the other to /usr/share/custom, which currently has some useful shortcuts.
Application descriptionMakuluLinux KDE is an open source Linux distribution based on the main edition of the MakuluLinux operating system, bu...