MakuluLinux KDE7.0

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.3/5 9
This is the KDE edition of the MakuluLinux open source Linux-based operating system

editor's review





MakuluLinux KDE is an open source project that provides users with a modern and productive distribution of Linux based on the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, and built around the resource hungry KDE Plasma desktop environment.

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.

Boot options

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.

Bottom line

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.

MakuluLinux KDE was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on February 15th, 2015
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