NimbleX 2008

A small, yet versatile Linux kernel-based operating system derived from Slackware
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NimbleX is an open source and bootable distribution of Linux based off of Slackware and built around the KDE 3.5 graphical desktop environment. It’s a desktop-oriented operating system that doesn’t require installation or a disk drive.

Supports 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms

The distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image that is bootable on both old and modern computers supporting either of the 32-bit or 64-bit instruction set architectures.

Beautifully designed Live CD boot menu with useful options

From the Live CD boot menu, you can immediately notice that NimbleX is a distribution of Linux designed to be beautiful, attractive and user-friendly. The user can start the live system in KDE or KDM, install it in safe mode, as well as to access other boot modes and desktops.

While the “other boot modes” section includes the ability to start the live system in RAM, text only mode or kiosk mode, the “other desktops” section will allow you to run NimbleX with the Enlightenment, Fluxbox, IceWM, TWM or EDE window managers.

KDE is the default graphical desktop environment

The NimbleX operating system uses KDE as its default graphical desktop environment, which has been revamped a little to be more user-friendly. It features a taskbar that allows you to quickly launch your favorite apps, navigate the main menu, interact with running programs, as well as to cycle between the four virtual workspaces.

Comes pre-loaded with useful applications

Various useful applications have been pre-installed in NimbleX, such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser, MPlayer video player, XMMS audio player, GIMP image editor, Transmission torrent downloader, LinuxDC++ file sharing program, Avidemux video editor, Gslapt package manager and Yakuake terminal emulator.

It is no longer under active development

In addition, numerous KDE-specific apps are also present in the distribution. Keep in mind though, that it is no longer under active development and has been archived for historical purposes only.

Reviewed by , last updated on August 20th, 2014

license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Bogdan Radulescu
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