Mango Linux is a free, open source and simple distribution of Linux based on the popular openSUSE operating system and built with the SUSE Studio tool. It features the modern and productive GNOME desktop environment.
Available for download only as a 32-bit Live CD
The distro is available for download for free as a Live CD ISO image that has been tagged with the i686 architecture, which means that while will boot on both 32-bit (i686) and 64-bit (amd64) computers, it will only support 32-bit applications.
Boot options à la openSUSE Linux
Being based on openSUSE Linux, the distribution features a standard, yet customized boot screen, from where users can start the live environment with default drivers or in safe graphics mode, add extra kernel parameters, change the screen resolution and language, run a memory test or boot the first disk drive.
Modern, attractive and productive desktop environment powered by GNOME
Dropped at the login screen, the user must enter the “root” username and the “root” password to access the graphical session, which is powered by the controversial GNOME desktop environment.
Includes some of the most popular and powerful free applications
Mango Linux includes some of the most popular and powerful free applications for gaming/animation and multimedia creation, such as the Blender 3D modeller, GIMP image editor, Audacity audio editor, Sublime advanced text editor, Rhythmbox audio player, Total Tux Racer game, as well as the Google Chrome web browser.
Overall, Mango Linux seems like a nice operating system, but don’t expect it to be updated anytime soon. It has been created because using the SUSE Studio tool is so easy, allowing anyone to create his or her own openSUSE-based distribution of Linux in a shortest time as possible and with minimum knowledge about how to create a Linux distro.