Myrinix is a one of those free and open source Linux kernel-based operating systems that can be deployed as an home automation solution, connected to a TV and capable of recording and playing DVD movies. It can also be used to surf the Internet.
It’s derived from Sidux and KANOTIX, distributed as a dual-arch Live CD/DVD
The distribution is derived from the Sidux, which is now known as aptosid, and KANOTIX operating systems. It’s distributed as a dual-arch Live CD or Live DVD and runs on computers supporting the 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64) architectures.
Unique boot menu with advanced options
From the Live CD/DVD boot menu, the user can start the live system with support for the AUFS filesystem, with ACPI and DMA disabled, with ACPI disabled, in framebuffer mode or in failsafe mode.
In addition, it is possible to start an existing Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 or Vista operating system that is currently installed in the local drive, as well as to perform a system memory (RAM) diagnostic test using the Memtest86+ utility.
Uses KDE Plasma as the default graphical environment
Myrinix’s default graphical session is built around the KDE Plasma desktop environment. It provides users with a traditional, easy-to-use and familiar layout that allows them to effortlessly launch applications and interact with running programs.
Features mostly KDE-specific apps and implements video sharing
Being built around the KDE desktop environment, Myrinix features mostly KDE-specific apps and implements video sharing through the NX technology. The VLC Media Player is also included, helping users to broadcast video and audio streams throughout the network.
Among the pre-installed applications, we can mention the Konqueror web browser, KMail email client, Dolphin file manager, Kopete instant messenger, Akregator news reader, JuK music player, as well as the KOffice office suite.